requires gnome-control-center to configure online accounts (missing depends)

Bug #1580635 reported by Ville Ranki on 2016-05-11
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
One Hundred Papercuts
gnome-calendar (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Steps to reproduce:
1. Open gnome-calendar
2. Open calendar settings
3. Click on "Click to set up" on any of the online accounts.

Nothing happens. There is no error message or anything. The gear icon next to "Online accounts" header also does nothing.

I killed the calendar and ran it from command line. Clicking on any of these buttons outputs:

$ gnome-calendar

** (gnome-calendar:5108): WARNING **: Couldn't open settings: Failed to execute child process "gnome-control-center" (No such file or directory)

Package gnome-control-center is not installed. If it's required for calendar to work, it should be a dependency. At least there should be warning dialog that explains this.

Tested on 16.04 on Cinnamon desktop.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: gnome-calendar 3.20.1-1ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-22.39-generic 4.4.8
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-22-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: X-Cinnamon
Date: Wed May 11 17:41:23 2016
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-02-12 (454 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn" - Release amd64 (20141022.1)
SourcePackage: gnome-calendar
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Ville Ranki (ville-ranki) wrote :
Pedro Miguel Santos (pmiguelpz) wrote :

That bug is fixed if you install gnome-control-center and evolution.

sudo apt-get install gnome-control-center evolution

Ville Ranki (ville-ranki) wrote :

That's a workaround, but the bug is still valid.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in gnome-calendar (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in gnome-calendar (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → High
Domagoj Tršan (domagoj.trsan) wrote :

The problem still persist in Ubuntu 17.10. Installing gnome-control-center and evolution didn't work for me.

When I try to add online calendar (Settings -> Add -> From Web) in "Add calendar" dialog, button "Add" stays disabled when I enter URL.
If I download the calendar and add it via "From file" method, everything works.

% sudo apt-get install gnome-control-center evolution
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
gnome-control-center is already the newest version (1:3.26.1-0ubuntu4).
evolution is already the newest version (3.26.1-1).
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

% apt-cache policy gnome-calendar
  Installed: 3.26.2-1
  Candidate: 3.26.2-1
  Version table:
 *** 3.26.2-1 500
        500 artful/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

% lsb_release -rd

Description: Ubuntu 17.10
Release: 17.10

tuxiano (tuxiano2) wrote :

The problem still persist in Ubuntu 18.04.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

@Domagoj, your issue seems to be a different one and you should register a new bug (with details about the calendar/url you use)

summary: - Nothing happens when trying to add online calendar
+ requires gnome-control-center to configure online accounts (missing
+ depends)
Changed in gnome-calendar (Ubuntu):
importance: High → Low
Domagoj Tršan (domagoj.trsan) wrote :

@Sebastien thanks for the comment. I did a little more digging and it looks like I'm having only issues with some online calendars. New bug: #1732496 (fixed bug number).

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