[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#892010: exo-utils: exo-preferred-applications does not run with error "exo-helper-1: not found"

Rodrigo Campos rodrigo at sdfg.com.ar
Sun Mar 4 03:57:47 UTC 2018

Package: exo-utils
Version: 0.12.0-1
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

When running "exo-preferred-applications" it fails with:

	/usr/bin/exo-preferred-applications: 11: exec: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/xfce4/exo-1/exo-helper-1: not found

The exo-preferred-applications seems to be a shell script that runs that:

	$ cat /usr/bin/exo-preferred-applications
	# Copyright (c) 2005-2006 Benedikt Meurer <benny at xfce.org>
	# Opens the "Preferred Applications" dialog, which
	# allows users to configure their preferred Web
	# Browser, Mail Reader and Terminal Emulator.
	exec /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/xfce4/exo-1/exo-helper-1 --configure "$@"

That file is installed with libexo-1-0, although this exo-utils version (as the
package description says) should use libexo-2-0, IIUC.

The package properly depends on libexo-2-0 but my guess is that the script needs some

I've manually installed libexo-1-0 and that did the trick for running
exo-preferred-applications. It seems xfce is using those configurations too, so
seems fine as a work-around :)

Please let me know if I can help with testing or something

Thanks a lot,

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