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Re: [bug-gv] gv-3.7.1 problems + patch

From: Markus Steinborn
Subject: Re: [bug-gv] gv-3.7.1 problems + patch
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2010 17:34:19 +0200
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Peter Breitenlohner wrote:

first please consider the attached patch required for a correct VPATH build.
I'll look at the patch this weekend, currently I do not have time for this.
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Please remove or update the outdated file.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 help
by removing all incompatible resources.
Strange, assuming you may have set the environment variable "XUSERFILESEARCHPATH" would explain that. Have you set it? If so, What value?
I'll investoigate this weekend, too.
One of the files

This is misleading (a non-root user can certainly not update files under
Certainly true. Checking the file named for write access would help to avoid such messages.
Moreover "gv-update-userconfig" fails with
Cannot open $HOME/.gv for reading.
If there is no other problem in the system, in these cases "gv-update-userconfig" should not be necessary at all.
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.
Well, I can run GNU gv 3.7.1 without problems having no ~/.gv at all. Have you

Greetings from Germany

Markus Steinborn
GNU gv maintainer

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