[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#483831: xfce4-sensors-plugin: an annoying warning at every start.

Manolo Díaz damdl at pleione.es
Sat May 31 13:24:55 UTC 2008

Package: xfce4-sensors-plugin
Severity: wishlist

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.24 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=es_ES.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=es_ES.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages xfce4-sensors-plugin depends on:
ii  libatk1.0-0            1.22.0-1          The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libc6                  2.7-10            GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcairo2              1.6.4-1+b1        The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
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           2.16.3-2          The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgtk2.0-0            2.12.9-3          The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libpango1.0-0          1.20.2-2          Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libpng12-0             1.2.27-1          PNG library - runtime
ii  libsensors4            1:3.0.1-5         library to read temperature/voltag
ii  libx11-6               2:1.0.3-7         X11 client-side library
ii  libxfce4util4          4.4.2-2           Utility functions library for Xfce
ii  libxfcegui4-4          4.4.2-4           Basic GUI C functions for Xfce4
ii  libxrender1            1:0.9.4-1         X Rendering Extension client libra
ii  xfce4-panel            4.4.2-6           The Xfce4 desktop environment pane
ii  zlib1g                 1: compression library - runtime

Versions of packages xfce4-sensors-plugin recommends:
ii  hddtemp                    0.3-beta15-43 hard drive temperature monitoring 
ii  lm-sensors                 1:3.0.1-5     utilities to read temperature/volt

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_Every time_ I start an xfce session, xfce4-sensors-plugin shows an
annoying warning: it correctly guesses that hddtemp isn't setuid root on
my system, and it won't be without a very good reason.

So please consider:

1. Provide a method to disable the warning.

or even better

2. Make the plugin gets hard disks status data through the TCP protocol.
Hddtemp gives information on port 7634 (by default; you can customize
it) and no root privileges are needed.

Thanks for your time.


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