Bug 74334 - font nightmare if ~/.gconfd has wrong perms
font nightmare if ~/.gconfd has wrong perms
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: GConf2 (Show other bugs)
8.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Mark McLoughlin
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Reported: 2002-09-20 14:32 EDT by Mike McLean
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-12-19 18:59:50 EST
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Description Mike McLean 2002-09-20 14:32:52 EDT
* GConf2-1.2.1-3

Granted, you can say the user shouldn't alter the perms of ~/.gconfd, but it
doesn't seem like something that should cause this much of a problem (since
gconf is running as the user and can fix the perms if it wants).

Steps to reproduce:
1. while gconfd is not running, chmod 711 ~/.gconfd
2. log into gnome
3. Look at all the tiny fonts! (unreadably so)
Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2002-09-20 15:16:20 EDT
I would tend to say "don't do that then," but leaving the 
bug open because I don't understand why this happens - 
the default font size should get picked up from 
the system gconf dir still.
Comment 2 Havoc Pennington 2002-12-19 18:59:50 EST
I'm going to close this as I think it'll be fixed by font size/dpi sanity checks
in the configuration stuff or in pango. It'd be nice to investigate further 
but I doubt I'll ever have time.

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