Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 78821
Old games package with new libs tries to use /var/games/...
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:48:47 EDT
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Description of problem:
Combining an old version of gnome-games, such as 1.2.0-9, with a system with
recent gnome libraries fails to find the high-score lists. It looks in
/var/games rather than /var/lib/games.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 188.8.131.52.90-24
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Upgrade an old system with recent gnome-libs
uebn> rpm -q gnome-libs gnome-games
2. Run some game.
Actual Results: At the end, there is a message:
/var/games/gnotski.1.scores: No such file or directory
This is obviously similar to bug 64908. The difference is that this old package
uses libgnome.so.32 from the package gnome-libs rather than libgnome-2.so from
the package libgnome. And libgnome.so.32 still refers to /var/games.
Either the same fix that was done to libgnome has to be done to gnome-libs too.
Or, alternatively, there should be RPM package attributes to protect from this
combination. Something like "contflicts: gnome-games < 2.0" (or is it "< 1.4"?)
This would be valid to fix, but in practice it won't make it to the
top of the priority queue so I'm going to clear it off the bug list