Package Details: gconf 3.2.6+11+g07808097-6

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Package Base: gconf
Description: An obsolete configuration database system
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Licenses: LGPL
Submitter: arojas
Maintainer: IslandC0der
Last Packager: lilac
Votes: 51
Popularity: 8.00
First Submitted: 2020-01-02 20:47
Last Updated: 2020-01-03 09:41

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flying-sheep commented on 2020-01-06 19:20

Most of the packages that “require” it are actually Electron apps that copy&pasted their dependency lists from elsewhere or failed to update them: Chromium (and subsequently Electron) haven’t been dependent on this for years.

If you want to help, you can ask the maintainers of all those apps if they really still need gconf.

None that I use still need it (spotify and hamsket-bin), and their maintainers removed the superfluous dependency.

yan12125 commented on 2020-01-04 15:18

If you got build issues, please make sure

  1. base-devel group is installed [1]
  2. you are not using a broken AUR helper like pacaur. See

If the build is still not working, use clean chroots [2] to build it.



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algorythmis commented on 2020-07-18 19:09

Please add automake and pkg-config as build dependencies.

IslandC0der commented on 2020-06-29 21:57

@SkyyySi, do you have the package libxml2 installed on your system?

SkyyySi commented on 2020-06-29 20:44

When trying to build this, I get the following error: "checking for XML::Parser... configure: error: XML::Parser perl module is required for intltool" (without the ""). I have installed it by installing the pantheon-session-git AUR package, does that have something to do with it?

yan12125 commented on 2020-06-27 02:04

I'm going to orphan this as all applications I use have ported away from gconf.

defab67 commented on 2020-06-13 14:59

==> Starting prepare()...
[...]/chromedriver/dependencies/gconf/PKGBUILD: line 34: patch: command not found
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in prepare().

I think patch should be added to makedepends.


EltraEden commented on 2020-05-14 13:35

For some reason you need to install manually gobject-introspection package before making gconf otherwise it won't work because of missing M4.

yan12125 commented on 2020-04-03 02:12

@Improvotter: could you paste the command you've run and relevant terminal outputs? I'd like to understand what's going on before making changes.

Improvotter commented on 2020-04-03 00:09

Could you edit line 43 to make it use Python 3.7? Currently gobject-introspection does not support Python 3.8 and this fixes the issue. Otherwise it errors with an ImportError for giscanner.

keithspg commented on 2020-03-26 23:20

Just tried to build this. I do not know if it is temporary or not, but is not reachable. Had to build gconf-gtk instead.

insane commented on 2020-01-22 12:18

I've had an issue with missing introspection.m4 module while building gconf. It turns out gobject-introspection package was needed, not sure if it's due to my system or its global but it may help for others like me.