[xubuntu-users] .cache/dconf/user file ?

Peter Flynn peter at silmaril.ie
Thu Sep 19 13:21:56 UTC 2013

On 09/19/2013 01:31 PM, Paul Cartwright wrote:
> On 09/19/2013 07:12 AM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>> That's an issue I experience very often, IIRC for example a "gksu gedit"
>> does cause this issue and then Evolution runs into issues too, take a
>> look at ~/.xsession-errors. After a reboot the permissions are ok again.
>> I suspect you can change the permissions manually ;), but usually I
>> experience combinations of issues, that's why I reboot, btw. on Arch
>> Linux using Xfce4, so it's not Xubuntu related. There are tons of issues
>> with dbus and gnome apps, dconf, when using Xfce4.
> well, I rebooted, and it is still owned by root.

It's a common problem, and I think the devs differ from the users about
how it should be. An install process that invokes root privs will create
conf files etc as root, which IMHO is an error when they are created
under the invoking user's ID. But many people would argue that the user
has no business fiddling with these files, forgetting that other
processes like backup will need to be able to rewrite them.

$ cd ~/; sudo chown -R myname:myname .


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