Bug 78821 - Old games package with new libs tries to use /var/games/...
Summary: Old games package with new libs tries to use /var/games/...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-libs
Version: 9
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Havoc Pennington
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Depends On:
Blocks: 79579 CambridgeTarget
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-12-01 16:10 UTC by Göran Uddeborg
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:48 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-05-25 18:15:45 UTC

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Description Göran Uddeborg 2002-12-01 16:10:15 UTC
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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):

How reproducible:

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

Additional info:

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"?)
in gnome-libs.

Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2004-05-25 18:15:45 UTC
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
for now.

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