[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#588272: xfce4-notifyd: does not work after upgrade to libnotify 0.5

Illia Korchemkin gm.illifant at gmail.com
Tue Jul 6 18:03:57 UTC 2010

Package: xfce4-notifyd
Version: 0.1.0-4
Severity: grave
Justification: renders package unusable

After libnotify1 has upgraded to 0.5.0 no notifications are shown.
xfce4-notifyd is running:

$ ps -e | grep notifyd
12753 ?        00:00:00 xfce4-notifyd

Also, example scripts from python-notify package show the following:

/usr/share/doc/python-notify/examples$ ./test-basic.py 
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "./test-basic.py", line 14, in <module>
    if not n.show():
glib.GError: Unable to connect to server

libnotify is not in dependencies of xfce4-notifyd (why?), but the problem appeared after this upgrade

$ dpkg --list libnotify*
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name           Version        Description
ii  libnotify-bin  0.5.0-2        sends desktop notifications to a notificatio
ii  libnotify1     0.5.0-2        sends desktop notifications to a notificatio
un  libnotify1-gtk <none>         (no description available)

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=ru_RU.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=ru_RU.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages xfce4-notifyd depends on:
ii  libc6                        2.11.2-2    Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libcairo2                    1.8.10-4    The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libdbus-1-3                  1.2.24-1    simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2             0.86-1      simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libglade2-0                  1:2.6.4-1   library to load .glade files at ru
ii  libglib2.0-0                 2.24.1-1    The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgtk2.0-0                  2.20.1-1    The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libsexy2                     0.1.11-2+b1 collection of additional GTK+ widg
ii  libxfce4util4                4.6.2-1     Utility functions library for Xfce
ii  libxfcegui4-4                4.6.4-1     Basic GUI C functions for Xfce4
ii  libxfconf-0-2                4.6.2-1     Client library for Xfce4 configure

xfce4-notifyd recommends no packages.

xfce4-notifyd suggests no packages.

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