Solution for OEMs/Gnome

Daniel Carrera daniel.carrera at
Thu Apr 13 08:45:50 UTC 2006

Chipzz wrote:
>>For .gconf you should prefer root's gconf database (but I still see a
>>problem, that such customization is overwritten by a subsequent packages
>>update, at least with the default gconf path).
> It should be pointed out that for debian (and I think also ubuntu, which
> is what he is using) this is simply not true. The gnome defaults are
> shipped in /usr, not in /etc, and gconf actually uses multiple databases
> on debian which allows you to do exactly that: make your own changes
> without them being overwritten on subsequent upgrades.


Once again, unless someone has written a document describing how to 
change the Gconf database (and perhaps something about how that database 
works) this is all of little use to me.

* Please don't tell me "edit the .schema file" (which one? how? those 
things are incomprehensible - yes, I know XML).

* Please don't tell me "do it wit gconf-editor" (gconf-editor does *not* 
have any way of adding a stupid icon to the panel).

* Please don't tell me "copy the config files from xyz" (what use is 
that if I can't edit the config files in the first place?)

    /\/_/   A life? Sounds great!
    \/_/    Do you know where I could download one?

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