[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#646981: Bug#646981: xfce4-panel: panel loses settings

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Sat Oct 29 08:42:09 UTC 2011

On ven., 2011-10-28 at 16:52 -0400, Ian Sullivan wrote:
> Package: xfce4-panel
> Version: 4.8.6-1
> This behavior began after upgrading from 4.8.5-1 to 4.8.6-1.
> The panel lost all settings.  I had originally two panels
> with various widgets and locations.  The first time I
> restarted after the upgrade, I was down to one panel,
> floating near the top left of the screen, where no panel
> had previously been located.  The second panel was gone,
> all widgets and other settings were gone from the one
> panel.  As far as I could tell, the original .xml for
> the panel was fine.
> Despite adding new items and reconfiguring the panel,
> subsequent restarts result in the same single blank
> panel.  I have tried copying the default settings
> from /etc/xdg/xfce4/panel/default.xml to no avail.
> I have also tried just removing the xfce4-panel.xml
> file, removing the entire ~/.config/xfce4 directory,
> and between all of these attempts, been deleting
> my ~/.cache/sessions directory.
> If I create a new user, everything seems to work
> fine.  If I delete the new user's xfce4-panel.xml
> and replace it with the default from /etc, I get
> the default panel layout as expected.  If I do
> the same thing with my user, I get a broken version
> of the default file.  Copying that file to the
> test user's ~/.config directory results in the
> same single broken panel behavior for the test
> user.

So you're saying that the /etc/xdg/xfce4/panel/default.xml file is
broken and will even break users configuration even though they override
the default one?

I didn't notice that so it might still be config-dependent, but that's
indeed bad.

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