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Bug 582638 - app-i18n/ibus doesn't call "dconf update" when installing
Summary: app-i18n/ibus doesn't call "dconf update" when installing
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: CJK Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-05-10 09:25 UTC by sh37092
Modified: 2017-08-02 20:59 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description sh37092 2016-05-10 09:25:54 UTC
Hi. I found that I can't change any setting of ibus-pinyin. After some investigation, I found this issue relates to /etc/dconf/db/ibus. There are several lines in ebuild of ibus:

src_prepare() {

        # We run "dconf update" in pkg_postinst/postrm to avoid sandbox violations
        sed -e 's/dconf update/:/' \
                -i data/dconf/Makefile.{am,in} || die


I'm a Gentoo newbie, do we forget to call "dconf update"?
Comment 1 Akinori Hattori gentoo-dev 2017-08-01 14:28:38 UTC

Thank you for reporting!
Comment 2 Mart Raudsepp gentoo-dev 2017-08-02 19:25:36 UTC
Absolutely nothing else in the tree does this. Are you sure this is correct..?
Comment 3 Pacho Ramos gentoo-dev 2017-08-02 19:44:00 UTC

We should take care of running it, also the sed line could be dropped

And I see Fedora and OpenSuSE packages running it too
Comment 4 Mart Raudsepp gentoo-dev 2017-08-02 20:59:51 UTC
yeah, if they fixed the package, no need to sed anymore. But I think it was already removed in the bump by hattya. The package itself mustn't do it, as we need it in postinst - per that link, it seems they've fixed it to skip it if DESTDIR is set, like other projects do (I looked at gdm earlier).

If we are failing to dconf update and it's needed, guess we'll need to track this on our own bug and get this fixed for all packages, similar to gconf schemas.
The current simple "dconf update" feels like something that might not honor prefix systems properly, but that's a detail we should figure out for gnome2-utils.eclass changes then.