Bug#319791: gconf terribly wastes /etc space

debbug2 at danisch.de debbug2 at danisch.de
Sun Jul 24 20:09:44 UTC 2005

Package: gconf2
Version: 2.10.1-1
Severity: serious


gconf terribly wastes disk- and backupspace in /etc with 
default files that definitely do not belong in /etc. On 
my system /etc/gconf became 36 MB large, which is sort of sick. 
Whoever puts 36 MB of default files in /etc didn't understand the unix
file system structure.

These things belong to /usr/share or /usr/lib.

Interestingly the same problem was reported almost two years ago 
(Bug 227726), but completely ignored. 

Please stop dumping megabytes of default files into /etc.


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