Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 81076
metacity-properties missing from metacity RPM
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:04 EDT
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Description of problem:
There is no /usr/bin/metacity-properties binary
in the phoebe beta release RPM of metacity
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install the phoeba beta release, including metacity, of course
2. Log into the GNOME desktop
3. Select Main Menu -> Preferences -> Window Focus
Actual Results: Error dialog returned by the above steps stating that
"metacity-properties" couldn't be run.
Expected Results: In Red Hat 8.0, /usr/bin/metacity-properties is shipped in
the metacity RPM, so selecting the Window Focus menu item
in RH 8.0 runs metacity-properties, which brings
up a dialogue box allowing you change your window focus.
This looks like an RPM packaging mistake, because it does appear
that the phoebe beta expects metacity-properties to be installed
(rather than its functionality being incorporated into something
I would say this is quite a major problem because the default of
clicking to focus is something I suspect a lot of users (me included !)
would want to change and they can't easily do it in phoebe.
The only "easy" workaround I had was to run metacity-properties in
phoebe from my 8.0's / (e.g. I mounted 8.0's / as /8.0 and then ran
/8.0/usr/bin/metacity-properties), but a user with only phoebe on
their system couldn't do this of course...
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 79180 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.