[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#457395: xfce4-panel: plugin processes become "defunct" when remove from panel

Michael Gilbert michael.s.gilbert at gmail.com
Sat Dec 22 05:27:38 UTC 2007

Package: xfce4-panel
Version: 4.4.2-1
Severity: normal

when a plugin is removed from the panel, the associated process for that
plugin will remain active, but in a defunct state.  as an example, i added
the verve, cpufreq, and battery plugins to the xfce panel, then removed
them all.  you can see that all those processes are now defunct.

$ ps -A | grep xfce4
 3320 ?        00:00:00 xfce4-session
 3328 ?        00:00:22 xfce4-panel
 3336 ?        00:00:18 xfce4-menu-plug
 3337 ?        00:00:01 xfce4-verve-plu <defunct>
 3338 ?        00:02:10 xfce4-cpufreq-p <defunct>
 3339 ?        00:04:24 xfce4-battery-p <defunct>
 3340 ?        00:00:47 xfce4-cpugraph-
 3342 ?        00:00:15 xfce4-mixer-plu
 3349 ?        00:01:09 xfce4-terminal

i think processes should be closed when the plugins are removed.

thanks for the hard work.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.23-1-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages xfce4-panel depends on:
ii  libatk1.0-0             1.20.0-1         The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libc6                   2.7-5            GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcairo2               1.4.12-1         The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libexo-0.3-0            0.3.4-1          Library with extensions for Xfce
ii  libfontconfig1          2.5.0-2          generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6            2.3.5-1+b1       FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libglib2.0-0            2.14.4-2         The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgtk2.0-0             2.12.3-2         The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libice6                 2:1.0.4-1        X11 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libpango1.0-0           1.18.3-1         Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libpng12-0              1.2.15~beta5-3   PNG library - runtime
ii  libsm6                  2:1.0.3-1+b1     X11 Session Management library
ii  libstartup-notification 0.9-1            library for program launch feedbac
ii  libx11-6                2:1.0.3-7        X11 client-side library
ii  libxfce4mcs-client3     4.4.2-1          Client library for Xfce4 configure
ii  libxfce4mcs-manager3    4.4.2-1          Manager library for Xfce4 configur
ii  libxfce4util4           4.4.2-1          Utility functions library for Xfce
ii  libxfcegui4-4           4.4.2-1          Basic GUI C functions for Xfce4
ii  libxrender1             1:0.9.4-1        X Rendering Extension client libra
ii  zlib1g                  1: compression library - runtime

xfce4-panel recommends no packages.

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