Bug 455951 - Obsolescent xscreensaver entry back in GNOME menus
Obsolescent xscreensaver entry back in GNOME menus
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-screensaver (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: jmccann
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-07-19 02:01 EDT by Joachim Frieben
Modified: 2015-01-14 18:21 EST (History)
6 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: gnome-screensaver-2.26.1-2.fc11
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Last Closed: 2010-11-04 11:40:30 EDT
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Description Joachim Frieben 2008-07-19 02:01:49 EDT
Description of problem:
After updating to the latest F9 XScreensaver packages, a related entry
reappears in "System > Preferences > Look & Feel".

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Update to xscreensaver-5.06-1.fc9
2. Open "System > Preferences > Look & Feel" menu.
Actual results:
There are two "Screensavers" entries related to gnome-screensaver and
to xscreensaver respectively.

Expected results:
Only gnome-screensaver preferences should appear.

Additional info:
I had filed bug 300401 about the same issue. The fix involved updating
Comment 1 Joachim Frieben 2008-09-30 04:44:03 EDT
The bug is still present in both of current F9 w/updates and the "koji" tree as of 2008-09-27.
Comment 2 Ian Collier 2008-10-09 12:25:11 EDT
Can we at least get one of them renamed so it's possible to tell which is which in the menu next time it un-hides itself?
Comment 3 Joachim Frieben 2008-10-26 04:28:21 EDT
The bug is still present in current "rawhide" including xscreensaver-5.07-2.fc10. Note that the xscreensaver-5.07-2.fc10.x86_64 package is not installed, only the additional packages are.
Comment 4 Joachim Frieben 2009-01-11 13:13:05 EST
This issue also affects F10 w/updates including xscreensaver-5.08-1.fc10. The global desktop file is part of the base package :

$ rpm -qf /usr/share/applications/xscreensaver-properties.desktop
$ xscreensaver-base-5.08-1.fc10.x86_64

It seems to me that it should rather be part of xscreensaver-5.08-1.fc10.x86_64,
right? Only when installing xscreensaver-5.08-1.fc10.x86_64 as a replacement of g-s-s, this user interface should be exposed in the GNOME menus.
Comment 5 Joachim Frieben 2009-04-29 11:24:42 EDT
Issue still present for current "rawhide" and corresponding package gnome-screensaver-2.26.1-1.fc11. It has also become an issue on <fedora-test-list@redhat.com>:

"Yeah, that's gnome-screensaver versus xscreensaver.  Would be nice if there were a way to suppress one if the other is installed, but I'm not sure the .desktop file format is canny enough to do that.

- ajax"

Reminder: I had filed (resolved) bug 300401 back in 2007 on the same issue. The fix involved updating gnome-screensaver-hide-xscreensaver.menu.
Comment 6 Matthias Clasen 2009-04-29 12:09:08 EDT
Fixed in gnome-screensaver-2.26.1-2.fc11
Comment 7 Joachim Frieben 2009-07-10 05:29:49 EDT
Issue is back in gnome-screensaver-2.27.0-2.fc12.
Comment 8 Joachim Frieben 2009-08-21 01:30:10 EDT
Issue still present for gnome-screensaver-2.27.0-9.fc12.x86_64. Regarding usability, this bug is a real nuisance: there are two screensaver entries in menu "System > Preferences" which is sort of misleading.
Comment 9 Bug Zapper 2009-11-16 03:09:41 EST
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.

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Comment 10 Joachim Frieben 2010-08-27 06:47:40 EDT
Issue still present for gnome-screensaver-2.28.3-1.fc12.x86_64.
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Comment 12 Ian Collier 2010-11-04 10:44:00 EDT
A cursory glance at F13 and F14 indicates that this bug is probably fixed in those releases.

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