[Pkg-virtualbox-devel] Bug#792292: virtualbox-guest-x11: Uses notify-send which may not be installed

Gianfranco Costamagna costamagnagianfranco at yahoo.it
Mon Jul 13 17:50:21 UTC 2015

Control: tags -1 pending

Thanks Torquil, I fixed this on git, it will be available on the next update!




Il Lunedì 13 Luglio 2015 18:04, Torquil Macdonald Sørensen <torquil at gmail.com> ha scritto:
Package: virtualbox-guest-x11
Version: 4.3.28-dfsg-1+b1
Severity: normal

The file


uses the command "notify-send" which is in the package libnotify-bin. But
libnotify-bin is not in the depends, recommends or suggests. On my system
it was not installed and I had the following in my ~/.xsession-errors:

/etc/X11/Xsession: 26: /etc/X11/Xsession.d/98vboxadd-xclient: notify-send: not found

The package libnotify-bin should be either in the depends, recommends or suggests, and
in any case /etc/X11/Xsession.d/98vboxadd-xclient ought to handle the situation more
gracefully if the command is not available.

Best regards
Torquil Sørensen

-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (990, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.0.0-2-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages virtualbox-guest-x11 depends on:
ii  dpkg                                   1.18.1
ii  libc6                                  2.19-19
ii  libx11-6                               2:1.6.3-1
ii  libxcomposite1                         1:0.4.4-1
ii  libxdamage1                            1:1.1.4-2+b1
ii  libxext6                               2:1.3.3-1
ii  libxfixes3                             1:5.0.1-2+b2
ii  libxmu6                                2:1.1.2-1
ii  libxt6                                 1:1.1.4-1+b1
ii  virtualbox-guest-utils                 4.3.28-dfsg-1+b1
ii  xserver-xorg-core [xorg-video-abi-19]  2:1.17.2-1

virtualbox-guest-x11 recommends no packages.

virtualbox-guest-x11 suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

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