Package Details: gconf 3.2.6+11+g07808097-9

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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: IslandC0der
Votes: 55
Popularity: 7.61
First Submitted: 2020-01-02 20:47
Last Updated: 2020-09-08 22:12

Required by (432)

Sources (7)

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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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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.

src530 commented on 2020-01-13 13:31

aur/gconf 3.2.6+11+g07808097-5 5 -> 6

==> ==> ERROR: unable to update No database errors have been found!


frcl commented on 2020-01-11 17:28

Could you add automake as a make dependency? I got the following error message

checking for automake >= 1.9...
  testing automake... not found.

Of cause installing the automake solved it.

gjvnq commented on 2020-01-11 00:08

You need to install gnome-common from GNOME SVN and make
sure the script is in your $PATH.
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in prepare().

I think it is running autoconf before installing dependencies. (I am using pacaur by the way)

exdeniz commented on 2020-01-06 22:51

On update 3.2.6+11+g07808097-5 -> 3.2.6+11+g07808097-6 have error:

Switched to a new branch 'makepkg'
==> Starting prepare()...
/home/exdeniz/.cache/yay/gconf/PKGBUILD: line 34: patch: command not found
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in prepare().
Error making: gconf

UPDATE: [SOLVED] Not installed 'patch' in system.