Many GTK warnings

houghi houghi at
Sun Mar 2 19:23:45 CET 2014

On Sun, Mar 02, 2014 at 12:35:30PM -0500, Allin Cottrell wrote:
> You can't truly get rid of them without patching the app (in this
> case gvim) that is provoking the warnings from GLib. The app is not
> using the GLib API quite correctly. But so long as it works OK for
> you that's not really an issue.

This would mean that I need to patch gvim and almost all other X programs.
Just not the ones that don't use GTK. Seems very wrong way to go about it.
Especially as I did not build anything myself.
I would agree if this would be only gvim, but it is:
xfce4-* (including terminal)

And those are just the ones I have tested now. As far as I know it happens
to ALL the programs that use GTK.

I seriously doubt that rebuilding everything (or almost everything) is the
correct way. And if it is the correct way, why is it not done at Debian
and I get the upgrades?
I would suspect that the solution lies with GTK as that is the common

> Whether or not the warnings appear (for a given version of a GTK
> app) may also depend on the versions of the libraries in the GTK
> stack. I suspect that the "pickiness" of the stack with regard to
> misuse of the API may tend to increase over time. So if you install
> a new distro or upgrade an existing one, such that the GTK stack is
> updated, you may start see some warnings that you weren't seeing
> before.

Can this be decreased again?

This is written under the inluence of the following:
>   Artist : Soundgarden
>     Song : Black Hole Sun
>    Album : Superunknown

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