Conflict with gtkrc-2.0 from Kubuntu

crimsun at crimsun at
Sat Apr 1 14:57:02 UTC 2006

On Sat, Apr 01, 2006 at 10:22:33AM +0200, email.listen at wrote:
> Wouldn't it be a better workaround to do this in some kind of xfce prestart 
> script or at least in a kde logout script?

The problem is that doing what you propose is a release critical (RC)
bug: System-wide scripts _must not_ touch anything in a user directory.
This is per Debian Policy, and I'm strongly inclined to agree.

However, it is possible to include a user's preferences from a system-
wide conffile/script (see /etc/fonts/fonts.conf), so perhaps we could
check for the existence of a user's $HOME/gtkrc-2.0 then override any
problematic variables by setting them to null. Of course, these are
just musings at the moment.

Any additional suggestions?

Daniel T. Chen            crimsun at
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