Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 198056
gnome-screensaver spec broken. Also patch from ubantu to fix GL screensaver visual selection not imcorporated
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:06 EDT
Description of problem:
The spec file for gnome-screensaver neglects to utilize $1 and $2 in the
%triggerun sections. It also overwrites any existing .desktop files upon
Also, there is a patch from ubantu that allows gnome-screensaver to correctly
identify the gl visual for gl screensavers that has not been included in the spec.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
examine gnome-screensaver.spec... install gnome screensaver, or attempt to run a
/usr/share/gnome-screensaver/themes contains none of the .desktop files for
xscreensaver*extras screenhacks due to %triggerun removing them as quickly as it
installed them in the %triggerin section.
manually installing the .desktop files with the migrate-xscreensaver script
populates the approproate desktop files, however any attempt to run a gl
screensaver on a system using DRI results in a very nasty flicker effect because
the default visual chosen by gnome-screensaver is the first returned; and that's
not the correct visual on many DRI systems.
gnome screensaver is able to run gl screenhacks, correctly installes the
.desktop files if xscreensaver-extras and/or xscreensaver-gl-extras is installed.
.desktop files for xscreensaver-extras and/or xscreensaver-gl-extras should be
removed when gnome-screensaver, xscreensaver-extras, or xscreensaver-gl-extras
All of the above is corrected in the .src.rpm I've attached to to this bug. The
spec is commented; I won't have my feelings hurt if the ubantu patch is prettied
up (hunk-offsets corrected, I was too lazy to type recountdiff)
Created attachment 132114 [details]
Would use a patch, but it just seemed easier to provide the src.rpm includes ubantu "thow_shall_not_flicker" and "no_flicker" patches. and corrects the %trigger* sections (also uncommented the ac/am)
We no longer support Fedora Core 5 and I am currently trying to get my open bug
count down to a more manageable state. I'm going to close this bug as WONTFIX.
If this issue is still a concern for you, would you mind trying to reproduce on
a supported version of Fedora and reopening?
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