[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#734605: tumbler and glib disagree on thumbnail directory

Jussi Kukkonen jku+debian at goto.fi
Wed Jan 8 13:23:32 UTC 2014

Package: tumbler
Version: 0.1.29-2
Severity: important
Tags: upstream

Tumbler creates thumbnails in  . GLib >=2.34 on the other hand looks up
thumbnail paths (using the "thumbnail::path" attribute, see
https://developer.gnome.org/gio/stable/GFileInfo.html) in

This is a problem for apps that use GLib to figure out if thumbnails exist and
the thumbnail D-Bus spec to create them when they don't. This group includes
rygel at least.

There are two problems here I believe: tumbler should probably start using
$XDG_USER_CACHE but this could break other apps... Would it make sense to make
$HOME/.thumbnails/ a symlink (and possibly move the current contents) for some
time, until all thumbnail using applications used  $XDG_USER_CACHE directly?

The original change in GLib is here
https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=675168 . I have not file an upstream
bug on tumbler yet.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.11-2-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_IE.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_IE.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages tumbler depends on:
ii  libc6                           2.17-97
ii  libcairo2                       1.12.16-2
ii  libdbus-1-3                     1.6.18-2
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2                0.100.2-1
ii  libfreetype6                    2.5.2-1
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0              2.28.2-1+b1
ii  libglib2.0-0                    2.38.0-1
ii  libgstreamer-plugins-base1.0-0  1.2.2-1
ii  libgstreamer1.0-0               1.2.2-1
ii  libjpeg8                        8d-2
ii  libpng12-0                      1.2.49-5
ii  libpoppler-glib8                0.22.5-2
ii  libtumbler-1-0                  0.1.29-2
ii  tumbler-common                  0.1.29-2
ii  zlib1g                          1:1.2.8.dfsg-1

tumbler recommends no packages.

Versions of packages tumbler suggests:
pn  tumbler-plugins-extra  <none>

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