[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#315327: xfce4-mcs-manager: don't launch the xfce-mcs-manager

Cyril Mougel Cyril Mougel <cyril.mougel@gmail.com>, 315327@bugs.debian.org
Wed, 22 Jun 2005 14:57:49 +0200

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Cyril Brulebois wrote:

>Cyril Mougel <cyril.mougel@gmail.com> (22/06/2005):
>>	(xfce-mcs-manager:5371): libxfce4util-WARNING **: Invalid XDG_CONFIG_HOME
>>	directory `/home/shingara/.config', program may behave incorrectly.
>>	** (xfce-mcs-manager:5371): CRITICAL **: backdrop_settings.c: Unable to
>>	migrate settings/backdrop.xml to new location (error opening target file for
>>	writing)
>>	zsh: segmentation fault  xfce-mcs-manager
>>In finally, I am a segmentation fault and I can't launch this program.
>>If I see in my /home/shingara/.config, I don't find the XDG_CONFIG_HOME
>since .config is a file in the present case, and not a directory, it
>causes different troubles as mentionned above.
>I then suggest that:
> * check the type of files with a `test`-like function: regular files,
>   symlinks, directory...
> * be more explicit in the second message. Example: tell the (full)
>   location of the target file, which could help finding out the
>   problem. And indicate the error number/description could help too
>   (then no more use playing with strace ;-)).
>I think that this bug should be tagged "Upstream".
>Hope it helps.
>Best regards,

I found with Cyril Brulebois where the problem was. In fact my file
.config is my kernel config. This name is the default name of a kernel
config. Since it's a hidden file, it can easily be forgotten in the home
directory. I moved this file and my problem was then closed, a directory
.config/ made with the xfce file's configuration.

This problem can be frequent, and I agree with Cyril Brulebois's

Cyril Mougel

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