gv doesn't read ~/.gv at startup

Bug #144370 reported by Christian Mondrup
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gv (Ubuntu)
Fix Released

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gv

Changes to gv (ghostview) entered at runtime are duely written to the user level resource file, ~/.gv. however, at startup gv doesn't read the settings from this file.

;y workaround is to set up the required changes in the global X resources file /etc/X11/app-defaults/GV

gv, version 3.6.2 as installed from gv_1%3a3.6.2-3ubuntu1_i386.deb

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Saurabh Rindani (sdrindani) wrote :

I also had this problem with gv version 3.6.2 installed with feisty. After reading the above, I tried out the suggestion of making the changes in the file /etc/X11/app-defaults/GV, and it works.

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Christian Mondrup (reccmo) wrote :

My point is that it is a bug that gv doesn't read setup data from ~/.gv. Editing /etc/X11/app-defaults/GV requires root/sudo access. On another linux box I'm using (Redhat Fedora core 5) my local ~/.gv does work as intended.

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Markus Steinborn (upstream maintainer of GNU gv) (msteinbo) wrote :

This bug is well known in release 3.6.2. It has been fixed in release 3.6.3 - please update.

Daniel T Chen (crimsun)
Changed in gv:
status: New → Fix Released
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