How to use Sparkleshare in with Gnome Shell

asked 2018-04-17 02:15:28 -0600

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updated 2018-04-17 02:45:58 -0600

I am giving a try to SparkleShare. I have set up a Git repository for that purpose. The examples I see in the web, say that I should configure Sparkleshare from some "tray" icon.


However, in Gnome 3, there is no tray and in recent versions of Fedora there is not even a compatibility tray on the left bottom corner. How do I access the SparkleShare configuration without a tray?

I just tried the command line, but I get a crazy number of errors ending in a segmentation fault:

$ sparkleshare open
curl: no URL specified!
curl: try 'curl --help' or 'curl --manual' for more information
00:19:05 | Environment | SparkleShare version: 1.5.0, Operating system: Unix (Un
This tool has been deprecated, use 'gio set' instead.
See 'gio help set' for more info.

00:19:05 | Auth | Imported key '/home/user/.config/sparkleshare/2018-04-16_23
00:19:05 | Auth | The following keys may be used:
4096 SHA256:1xC2C3Ru/BBb6t5afC4rxDk0NLomHkL0ctdMVzz4toA /home/user/.config/sp
arkleshare/2018-04-16_23h59.key (RSA)
1024 SHA256:Guz5BXFrnwQsRfwN036CYDa67xHyce/wLRg81NYULUo user@myhost (RSA)

  at <unknown> <0xffffffff>
  at (wrapper managed-to-native) Gtk.Label.gtk_label_new_with_mnemonic (intptr) 
[0x00002] in <abfdc020c64b4059b184ac4670044efc>:0
  at Gtk.Label..ctor (string) [0x00062] in <abfdc020c64b4059b184ac4670044efc>:0
  at Gtk.Label..ctor () [0x00000] in <abfdc020c64b4059b184ac4670044efc>:0
  at SparkleShare.SparkleUI..ctor () [0x0003c] in <e875b61f37a84a09a9b20a3d3df54
  at SparkleShare.Program.Main (string[]) [0x00133] in <e875b61f37a84a09a9b20a3d
  at (wrapper runtime-invoke) <Module>.runtime_invoke_void_object (object,intptr
,intptr,intptr) [0x0004e] in <e875b61f37a84a09a9b20a3d3df54823>:0
401af000-401bf000 rwxp 00000000 00:00 0 
40b6b000-40c14000 rwxp 00000000 00:00 0 
55bcdd4d9000-55bcdd9da000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 792939                     /usr/bi
        /lib64/ [0x7f7866ac0db8]
        /lib64/ [0x7f7866ac2555]
        /lib64/ [0x7f7866ac2fd1]
        /lib64/ [0x7f7864712a49]

Debug info from gdb:

Got a SIGSEGV while executing native code. This usually indicates
a fatal error in the mono runtime or one of the native libraries 
used by your application.

In perspective sparkleshare start doesn't work either, so the question could have been titled "SparkleShare doesn't work in Fedora 27".

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