Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 64908
Gnome games can't write scores to /var/games
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:42:34 EDT
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Description of problem:
Some games (I see it in gnome-games e.g same-gnome, gnomine) try write gamescore
to /var/games directory, but this directory don't exists. In rpm
filesystem-2.1.6-2 is defined directory /var/lib/games (with score files), but
not /var/games - it seems there is a mistake (in games or in filesystem)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Start same-gnome game (from GNOME)
2.Play and win :-)
Actual Results: The game stop and in ~/.xsession-errors is message:
GnomeUI-WARNING **: Could not open help topics file NULL
/var/games/same-gnome.scores: No such file or directory
Expected Results: They may apperar dialog with new gamescore
Yuck, not good. Probably just a mistake in the gnome-games spec file pointing
the apps at the wrong scores directory.
Same goes for mahjongg, it tries to read the scores files from /var/games.
I'm experiencing the same problem with all gnome-games. misa's comment provides
the hint to a workaround that does it for me.
>su -c 'ln -s /var/lib/games /var/games'
Still need to create at least one high score in each game before Game/Scores
gives a popup (this might be normal behaviour, I don't know).
actually, this is a problem in libgnome, not gnome-games.
Fixed in libgnome-2.0.2-4
*** Bug 69394 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Fix confirmed with libgnome-2.0.2-5.