[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#631573: Bug#631573: plasma-widgets-workspace: Forces removal of xfce4-notifyd

Bob Hauck bobh at haucks.org
Sat Jun 25 10:05:33 UTC 2011

On 06/25/2011 04:44 AM, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> On sam., 2011-06-25 at 02:42 +0200, Sune Vuorela wrote:
>> reassign 631573 xfce4-notifyd
>> thanks
>> On Saturday 25 June 2011 01:11:02 Bob Hauck wrote:
>>> Package: plasma-widgets-workspace
>>> Version: 4:4.6.4-1
>>> Severity: normal
>>> This package provides notification-daemon.  So does xfce4-notifyd.  The
>>> problem is that this package does not work in xfce4.  So there is no way
>>> to get any on-screen notifications in xfce4 if you also have kde
>>> installed.
> I don't get it. You *want* plasma-widgets-workspace under Xfce (I don't
> really think it would work, but maybe) or you just want notifications?
I want to install both kde and xfce on my system and have notifications 
working in both.  With the latest updates to kde in sid, updating kde 
forces me to uninstall xfce4-notifyd.  And since 
plasma-widgets-workspace does not work under xfce, I get no 
notifications in xfce.

This did not happen with earlier versions of kde in sid.  It started 
with the update to kde 4.6.4.  Prior to that I had both DE's installed 
with no problems.  So on the surface this would appear to be a kde 
problem, which is why I originally filed the bug there.

I did try to re-install xfce4-notifyd after updating kde.  But apt wants 
to un-install important parts of kde, such as plasma-desktop, so that's 
not a solution.  It is not surprising though since 
plasma-widgets-workspace is a dependency of plasma-desktop.

>> plasma-widgets-workspace provides the interfaces as specified by the so-called
>> 'galago-spec', so I don't see anything wrong with having plasma-widgets-
>> workspace provide it.
>> On the other hand, having xfce4-notifyd conflict with it is something else ...
> Afair there's an issue with having multiple notification daemons
> installed at once since they ship the same dbus service file. It might
> have changed though, I'll try to look at this
Apparently there is an issue now, anyway.  Thanks for looking into it.  
Hope this clarifies what I am seeing.

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