[arch-general] Gnome update failed

Alessandro Doro ordo.ad at gmail.com
Tue May 12 17:59:30 EDT 2009

On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 06:34:40PM -0300, Manolo wrote:
> Hello everyone, the last month when I was trying to update with pacman
> -Syu, this error message showed up:
>  usr/sbin/gconfpkg: line 18: 21838 Violaci�n de segmento
> GCONF_CONFIG_SOURCE=`/usr/bin/gconftool-2 --get-default-source`
> /usr/bin/gconftool-2 --makefile-install-rule
> /usr/share/gconf/schemas/${pkgname}.schemas > /dev/null
> When I rebooted, I couldn't enter into Gnome again. The only thing I
> could see was a gray screen, but with the compiz effects activated
> (cube). I tried to downgrade and to force the installation of the
> package gnome, xorg-server and so on, but nothing happened.
> Now, I'm usin LXDE (a nice DE, by the way), but the update of gnome
> package keeps failing.
> Anyone with this trouble, any ideas about solving this issue?

Comment by Jan de Groot (JGC) - Sunday, 05 April 2009, 21:16 GMT+2
> ok, this is a serious bug. Stupid that we didn't catch it before.
> For those who are affected: after this segmentation fault, the system
> gconf schema database is corrupted and needs a full rebuild. To do so,
> run this from a terminal:
> export LANG=C
> export GCONF_CONFIG_SOURCE=`/usr/bin/gconftool-2 --get-default-source`
> for i in /usr/share/gconf/schemas/*.schemas; do
> /usr/bin/gconftool-2 --makefile-install-rule $i
> done
> This should install all gconf schemas on your system.
> This happens with nearly every non-UTF8 locale.

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