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9.7. Storing User Settings Over NFS

For dconf to work correctly when using Network File System (NFS) home directories, the dconf keyfile back end must be used.
Note that the glib2-fam package must be installed on the system when using the dconf keyfile back end. Otherwise notifications on configuration changes made on remote machines will not work properly.

Procedure 9.1. Setting the dconf Keyfile Back End

  1. Verify that the glib2-fam package is installed on the system.
    1. The system must be subscribed to the Optional channel. To learn how to subscribe the system to the Optional channel, read this resource: How to access Optional and Supplementary channels, and -devel packages using Red Hat Subscription Management (RHSM)?
    2. Install the glib2-fam package by running the following command:
      # yum install glib2-fam
  2. Create or edit the /etc/dconf/profile/user file on every client.
  3. At the very beginning of this file, add the following line:
    service-db:keyfile/user
The dconf keyfile back end will only take effect the next time that the user logs in. It polls the keyfile to determine whether updates have been made, so settings may not be updated immediately.