[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#831413: xfce4-genmon-plugin: missing /dev/stdin when spawned command is xsel

Nathaniel Morck Beaver nbeaverpublic at gmail.com
Fri Jul 15 18:50:43 UTC 2016

Package: xfce4-genmon-plugin
Version: 3.4.0-2
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

When the spawned command is set to 'xsel' to show the text currently in 
the primary clipboard, 'xsel' fails because there is no /dev/stdin, 
presumably since genmon_Spawn() closes stdin.

This is also reproducible on 3.4.0-2+b1 on Debian unstable.

One workaround is to write a wrapper script like this:

     xsel < /dev/stdin

However, it would be better if this were not necessary.

I will also file a feature request for 'xsel' in case that would be better.


Nathaniel Beaver

P.S. Another workaround is to use 'xclip -o', since 'xclip' does not 
require stdin.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.5
   APT prefers stable
   APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.6.0-0.bpo.1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8) (ignored: 
LC_ALL set to en_US.UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages xfce4-genmon-plugin depends on:
ii  libatk1.0-0          2.14.0-1
ii  libc6                2.19-18+deb8u4
ii  libcairo2            1.14.0-2.1+deb8u1
ii  libfontconfig1       2.11.0-6.3
ii  libfreetype6         2.5.2-3+deb8u1
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0   2.31.1-2+deb8u5
ii  libglib2.0-0         2.42.1-1+b1
ii  libgtk2.0-0          2.24.25-3+deb8u1
ii  libpango-1.0-0       1.36.8-3
ii  libpangocairo-1.0-0  1.36.8-3
ii  libpangoft2-1.0-0    1.36.8-3
ii  libxfce4ui-1-0       4.10.0-6
ii  libxfce4util6        4.10.1-2
ii  xfce4-panel          4.10.1-1

xfce4-genmon-plugin recommends no packages.

xfce4-genmon-plugin suggests no packages.

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