[Bug 939126] Re: AppArmor profile does not allow creating of ~/.cache/dconf

David Edmundson david at davidedmundson.co.uk
Fri Mar 2 19:13:59 UTC 2012

We see it all the time in KDE Telepathy  with users who only have
telepathy as the app that uses libdconf.

Telepathy gabble quits with:
"unable to create '/home/username/.cache/dconf'; dconf will not work properly"
The issue is in dconf_shmdir_from_environment() in libdconf.

It doesn't seem to affect Gnome users very much as some other app will
have created this directory first.

I did miss a step in my instructions:
make sure you disconnect any jabber accounts (as otherwise telepathy-gabble will automatically spawn after you kill it, before launching by hand)
connect the jabber account after launching telepathy-gabble manually, this is when the error occurs.

I'm using Oeneric, but I think this still happens in precise as it was
brought up on the kubuntu-devel ML when talking about telepathy.

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