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[bug-gv] gv-3.7.1 problems + patch

From: Peter Breitenlohner
Subject: [bug-gv] gv-3.7.1 problems + patch
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2010 16:35:13 +0200 (CEST)
User-agent: Alpine 2.00 (LNX 1167 2008-08-23)


first please consider the attached patch required for a correct VPATH build.


In addition there are still serious problems with updating the resources in
~/.gv via gv-update-userconfig.

When there is no such file ~/.gv, I obtain the message:

One of the files
belongs to an older version of gv and cannot be used.
Please remove or update the outdated file.
Quite probably your /usr/local/X11R6/lib/X11/app-defaults/GV is too old.
Running gv-update-userconfig /usr/local/X11R6/lib/X11/app-defaults/GV should 
by removing all incompatible resources.

This is misleading (a non-root user can certainly not update files under
/usr/local). Moreover "gv-update-userconfig" fails with
Cannot open $HOME/.gv for reading.

Thus the user has to "touch ~/.gv; gv-update-userconfig", but this is by no
means obvious.

Please fix gv such that the program correctly diagnoses that ~/.gv is
missing (and creates such a file). In addition gv-update-userconfig should
also create this file when missing.

Peter Breitenlohner <address@hidden>

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