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Bug 81076 - metacity-properties missing from metacity RPM
Summary: metacity-properties missing from metacity RPM
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 79180
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: metacity
Version: 9
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Havoc Pennington
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-04 00:08 UTC by Richard Lloyd
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 18:50:54 UTC

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Description Richard Lloyd 2003-01-04 00:08:07 UTC
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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):

How reproducible:

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.

Additional info:

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...

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2003-01-06 22:00:36 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 79180 ***

Comment 2 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:50:54 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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