gconf schemas + .desktop file question

Joe Marcus Clarke marcus at freebsd.org
Fri Dec 9 23:16:44 UTC 2011

On 12/9/11 1:44 PM, Alexey Dokuchaev wrote:
> hi there,
> i'm currently working on `graphics/ufraw' port and thinking if it should
> install files mentioned in ${subj}.  the port provides them, but i am not
> sure if it's ok to enable installation thereof.
> my hesitation is due to the fact that i don't use gnome, gconf, or related
> crap; i believe those things are badly implemented and contradict unix
> philosophy.  nonetheless, if presence of these files would not hurt purists
> like me, and does not require any dependencies, why not?  maybe it would
> be useful for people that are deeply in the gnome camp.
> thus my question is: is it ok to install them without setting some
> USE_GNOME=gconf magic and calling `update-desktop-database' in makefile?
> i'd rather not pull these dependencies, but if i have too, i'd appreciate
> some hints of what should i include if corresponding OPTION would be set.
> so far i may just install them as plain files, with no gnomish dependencies
> recorded.

You need to run gconftool-2 to properly install schema, which means that
gconf will need to be installed.  For the .desktop file, look at
x11/xterm.  They do a good job of making this optional.

For gconf schema installation, look at deskutils/akamaru.


> thanks.
> ./danfe
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Joe Marcus Clarke
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