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Old 01-07-2004, 11:33 AM   #1
satimis
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How to run a patch file


Hi folks,

Debian (Testing/unstable)

My GNOME 2.4 can login but its desktop fails to start with
following warning

ERROR>>>
There was an error starting the GNOME_Settings Daemon

Some things such as Themes, sounds or background settings may not work
correctly

The Setting Daemon restarted too many times

The last error message was
Failed to activate 'OAFIID:GNOME_Setting Daemon'
GNOME will still try to restart the Setting Daemon
next time your login
<close>
<<<

However I can run GNOME applications from there.


I have been searching hard for a solution and from Internet I found following
patch to libbonobo can help:

diff -u -p -u -r1.41 bonobo-activation-activate.c
--- bonobo-activation/bonobo-activation-activate.c 9 Jun 2003
13:17:55 -0000 1.41
+++ bonobo-activation/bonobo-activation-activate.c 29 Oct 2003
13:23:01 -0000
@@ -714,6 +714,7 @@ bonobo_activation_init_activation_env (v
{ "SESSION_MANAGER", NULL }, /* XSMP session manager */
{ "AUDIODEV", NULL }, /* Audio device on Sun
systems */
{ "LANG", NULL }, /* Fallback locale name */
+ { "XAUTHORITY", NULL },
{ NULL, NULL }
};

?


but I am inexperienced to run the above patch. Kindly advise me its steps.

Thanks in advance.

B.R.
satimis
 
Old 01-07-2004, 12:25 PM   #2
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You use patches against source files, not installed binary programs. If you want to patch libbonobo you'll need the source.

In your sources.list, do you have "testing" or "unstable" and are you pinning any packages? Lastly, have you done a dist-upgrade recently?
 
Old 01-07-2004, 11:27 PM   #3
satimis
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Quote:
Originally posted by llamakc
You use patches against source files, not installed binary programs. If you want to patch libbonobo you'll need the source.

In your sources.list, do you have "testing" or "unstable" and are you pinning any packages? Lastly, have you done a dist-upgrade recently?
Hi,

Thanks for your response.

1) How to find out whether having "testing" or "unstable" source.list
2) I ran 'dist-upgrade' on about Dec. 29, 2003.

Besides the Author of the patch advised me to ask Debian folks to see if they have already
integrated this fix. BTW, it is already in libbonobo 2.4.2.

B.R.
satimis
 
  


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