[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#524606: xfce4-panel: Missing Suggests/Recommends on xfdesktop4

Jens Seidel jensseidel at users.sf.net
Sat Apr 18 12:17:14 UTC 2009

Package: xfce4-panel
Version: 4.6.0-2
Severity: normal


since some days I miss a start menu in xfce4-panel. First I assumed it is
because not all xfce packages of version 4.6 where compiled yet and some
older packages from 4.4 are still used. But today even the last old package
xfce4-session could be upgraded to 4.6.0-2 but the problem remains:

$ xfce4-panel
(xfce4-panel:5193): xfce4-panel-WARNING **: No X-XFCE-{Module,Exec} entry
found in "/usr/share/xfce4/panel-plugins/xfce4-menu.desktop".

(xfce4-panel:5193): xfce4-panel-WARNING **: Failed to create plugin

/usr/share/xfce4/panel-plugins/xfce4-menu.desktop from package
xfdesktop4-data contains
"X-XFCE-Exec=/usr/lib/xfce4/panel-plugins/xfce4-menu-plugin". The problem
was that /usr/lib/xfce4/panel-plugins/xfce4-menu-plugin provided by
xfdesktop4 was not installed.

Since xfce4-panel uses xfce4-menu.desktop from xfdesktop4-data and
xfce4-menu-plugin from xfdesktop4 please add a (weak) dependence on
xfdesktop4 (which depends itself on xfdesktop4-data).

Maybe even xfdesktop4-data should depend on xfdesktop4 even if this creates
a circular dependency.

After installing xfdesktop4 the warnings vanished. I still have no start
menu, even after calling update-menu, but I'm sure it will work again soon.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: armel (armv4tl)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.29-20090303.gitb9de904e (PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.utf8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages xfce4-panel depends on:
ii  exo-utils              0.3.100-2         Utility files for libexo
ii  libatk1.0-0            1.24.0-2          The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libc6                  2.9-7             GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcairo2              1.8.6-2+b1        The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libexo-0.3-0           0.3.100-2         Library with extensions for Xfce
ii  libfontconfig1         2.6.0-3           generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6           2.3.9-4           FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libglib2.0-0           2.20.1-1          The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgtk2.0-0            2.16.1-2          The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libice6                2:1.0.5-1         X11 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libpango1.0-0          1.24.0-3+b2       Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libsm6                 2:1.1.0-2         X11 Session Management library
ii  libstartup-notificatio 0.10-1            library for program launch feedbac
ii  libwnck22              2.24.2-2          Window Navigator Construction Kit 
ii  libx11-6               2:1.2.1-1         X11 client-side library
ii  libxfce4util4          4.6.0-2           Utility functions library for Xfce
ii  libxfcegui4-4          4.6.0-2           Basic GUI C functions for Xfce4
ii  zlib1g                 1: compression library - runtime

xfce4-panel recommends no packages.

xfce4-panel suggests no packages.

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