[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#612085: xfce4-mailwatch-plugin dies forever when once there was no reachable mailhost

Norbert Zudrell zudrell at imap4web.de
Sat Feb 5 17:53:07 UTC 2011

Package: xfce4-mailwatch-plugin
Version: 1.1.0-2+b1
Severity: minor

Dear xfce4-mailwatch-plugin maintainers,

I've recentlty configured the plugin to poll an imap account. Yesterday
the server in question was not reachable - some mail system maintanance
work I assume, the box only wanted me to have some icmp knocking at its
door ;-)

For some moment, the plugin icon changed to something "no connection at
the moment". Some time later, it completely disappeared from the panel,
and never shows up again.

No plugin manpage reading as I'm a little short of time, but I assume
that the plugin only checks - if ever - if the local machine's interface
is up, but cannot cope with the situation that suddenly the server part
is not reachable. I may be wrong, of course.

Sure this has to be filed with the xfce project. Thanks for having a
look into this.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.utf8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages xfce4-mailwatch-plugin depends on:
ii  libc6                         2.11.2-10  Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libgcrypt11                   1.4.5-2    LGPL Crypto library - runtime libr
ii  libglib2.0-0                  2.24.2-1   The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnutls26                   2.8.6-1    the GNU TLS library - runtime libr
ii  libgtk2.0-0                   2.20.1-2   The GTK+ graphical user interface 
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  xfce4-panel                   4.6.4-1    The Xfce4 desktop environment pane

xfce4-mailwatch-plugin recommends no packages.

xfce4-mailwatch-plugin suggests no packages.

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