Graceful handling of pref conversion failures

José Abílio Matos jamatos at
Wed Feb 24 14:37:08 UTC 2021

On Wednesday, February 17, 2021 11:34:23 AM WET Pavel Sanda wrote:
> Hi,
> when pref conversion routines fail you are greeted on terminal with
> LyXRC.cpp (260): Conversion failed for /home/lyx/.lyx/preferences
> Warning: Could not read configuration file
> ----------------------------------------
> Error while reading the configuration file
> preferences.
> Please check your installation.
> and no GUI response. This must be totally confusing for users who
> just click on icons, because launch will fail without any visible
> feedback for them.
> I am not sure what should be our response - just issue warn dialog
> and exit or launch lyx with generic settings and some warning on top
> of that. Ideas?
> I even think this was raised some time ago, but as of now not fixed
> in the master.
> Pavel

Pavel do you know if this issue as a tracker issue assigned?

Best regards,
José Abílio
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