Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 124233
Gnomemeeting reports gconf key error
Last modified: 2008-08-02 19:40:32 EDT
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Description of problem:
Starting gnomemeeting gives:
It appears that you do not have gnomemeeting.server installed in a
valid location. Factory mode disabled.
And a dialog with:
Gconf key error
GnomeMeeting got an invalid value for the GConf key
It probably means that your GConf schemas have not been correctly
installed or the that permissions are not correct.
Please check the FAQ (http://www.gnomemeeting.org/faq.php), the
throubleshoot section of the GConf site
(http://www.gnome.org/projects/gconf/) or the mailing list archives
for more information (http://mail.gnome.org) about this problem.
After that it quits.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install FC2
2. up2date gnomemeeting
3. run gnomemeeting
Actual Results: Gconf errors
Expected Results: No gconf errors
FAQ was moved. I had the same problem. Their solution worked.
Thanks for your report.
I have several rawhide systems and can not reproduce this. I also did
not experience this on FC2.
Please reopen if you have any additional information on how to
Stock FC2 install, with all updates applied, I get the same errors, so
gconftool-2 --get "/apps/gnomemeeting/general/gconf_test_age" reports:
No value set for `/apps/gnomemeeting/general/gconf_test_age'
Running gnomemeeting-1.0.2-2.i386. That gconf key should return a
value, which seems in error
Fedora Core 2 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for
security updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please
reopen and reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a
security issue and hasn't been resolved in the current FC3 updates or
in the FC4 test release, reopen and change the version to match.
Hello. I have encountered this same problem, but with FC3. I have also fixed
it--and suspect I know why Daniel Reed might not have been able to reproduce it.
Daniel, were these rawhide systems upgrades, or clean installs?
I upgraded directly from RH9->FC3 and tried to install Gnomemeeting today and
encounterd the exact same error. Going into gconf-editor, I found
/apps/gnomemeeting but there was no "general" category, only, I believe, audio
gconf-editor and gconftool-2 wouldn't allow me to delete the gnomemeeting key,
so I had to figure out how to do it myself. It turns out it was lingering
around from RH9, and I guess the gnomemeeting RPM can't overwrite/update those
entries (maybe the install script is crashing when it fails to create
"/apps/gnomemeeting"?). I recall having seen it before, though I don't think I
ever installed gnomemeeting on this laptop with RH9.
Here is how I fixed the problem. I'm not sure if all steps were necessary.
As your regular user (not root, unless you're crazy and run gnomemeeting as root):
$ rm -rf ~/.gconf/apps/gnomemeeting (don't do this if you don't have the problem!)
Now, as root:
# gconftool-2 --shutdown
# gconftool-2 --spawn (maybe there's a better way to restart gconfd, but this works)
# rpm -e gnomemeeting
# apt-get install gnomemeeting (or however you would normally install it)
Now try running GnomeMeeting again, it should work. If you're like me, you
won't be able to find it in the Gnome apps menu, and you'll probably have to
edit its .desktop file to make it show up.
--- is there anything I should do to update this bug? It's still an FC2 bug so
I hesitate to change the Version to FC3.
Just for info, I encontered this last Friday with a fresh RH install.
Ekiga has replaced gnomemeeting. If anyone ever sees this with ekiga, then reopen.