[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#522954: Bug#522954: xfce4: Many user configurations are lost with upgrade to 4.6

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Tue Apr 7 18:52:16 UTC 2009

reassign 522954 xfce4-utils
On mar, 2009-04-07 at 18:06 +0200, Luca Niccoli wrote:
> Package: xfce4
> Version:
> Severity: normal
> Hash: SHA1
> Upgrading from 4.4 to 4.6, I lost the configuration of panel launcher icons,
> icon theme and window manager theme.

For panel launchers icons, see #522953
Icon theme and wm theme _are_ kept. Could you provide the corresponding
mcs settings (the previous configuration system):

grep theme .config/xfce4/mcs_settings/xfwm4.xml
grep IconThemeName .config/xfce4/mcs_settings/gtk.xml

And the migrated values:

xfconf-query -c xfwm4 -p /general/theme
xfconf-query -c xsettings -p /Net/IconThemeName

(this make sense just after the migration, it won't help if you changed
anything after)

> I think xfce should try harder to keep them: icons and icon theme I'm using
> are not part of Xfce, so they didn't change at all, and the wm theme is 
> included in both versions of Xfce, so this is a case in which it should be
> possible not to force the user to go all through the customisation again.

The migration script wasn't easy to write, and it was quite heavily
tested. And, all in all, it works really pretty fine for most people. I
guess there are always problems, but I think they should be quite rare.

> I forgot to write that window manager shortcuts were preserved, but
> worked whimsically until I reset them (which means I had to
> reconfigure them all again).

That's weird too. Even after some restarts?

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