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FS#53800 - [gnome-settings-daemon] missing executable in 3.24.1-1

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Silvio B (smb1234) - Monday, 24 April 2017, 19:49 GMT
Last edited by Jan de Groot (JGC) - Monday, 24 April 2017, 20:30 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


Up to version 3.22.2-1, the gnome settings daemon executable could be found at /usr/lib/gnome-settings-daemon/gnome-settings-daemon. As I don't use the gnome desktop but still like the daemon to control the appearance of any gtk/gnome apps, I am usually starting it as part of my .xinitrc.

However, with my upgrade to 3.24.1-1 today the executable disappeared. Did upstream move it somewhere else or is this a bug? Didn't find it in the package list (pacman -Ql gnome-settings-daemon) nor anywhere in my path

Additional info:
* package version(s): 3.24.1-1
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Closed by  Jan de Groot (JGC)
Monday, 24 April 2017, 20:30 GMT
Reason for closing:  Not a bug
Comment by Jan de Groot (JGC) - Monday, 24 April 2017, 20:30 GMT
gnome-settings-daemon is no longer a big binary with plugin libraries that tend to crash a lot. Each plugin has its own binary in /usr/lib/gnome-settings-daemon/, so now you can just run /usr/lib/gnome-settings-daemon/gsd-xsettings instead of the complete daemon with all the plugins that you don't need on a non-gnome desktop.