Indicatory Privacy crash on start in Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS

Bug #1388785 reported by mostonet.it on 2014-11-03
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indicator-privacy
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Bug Description

Dear developer,
I find her fantastic program
However, even though it is specified that has been developed for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
I advice to resolve crashes on application startup If executed on Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS,
because the operating system will be supported until 2017 and have a Ubuntu GeoIP active by default.

PS: I personally translated its application in Italian. When will incorporate the new PO italian language file?

Thank you for your time.

Florian Diesch (diesch) on 2014-11-04
Changed in indicator-privacy:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
Florian Diesch (diesch) wrote :

Thanks for reporting this issue.

In my opinion resolving the crashes would only be useful if Privacy Indicator could be used in 12.04. So I would only do it if enough functions of Privacy Indicator could be used in 12.04 without too much 12.04-specific code. I'll have a look at that.

I'm planning a new minor release with updated translations soon, probably next week.

mostonet.it (mostonet) wrote :

First for all, thanks for all your work for create a better Indicator Privacy.

I await release 0.44-1 before answering.
About the crash of 12.04.5 LTS

I suggest you to create a small routine or script that primary detect the OS version
and if is 12.04.x or minor, shutdown Indicator Privacy with a message that inform that
Indicator Privacy is not compatible with this OS.

It's a simple method to avoid crash after start if the OS is not supported.
In Italy many people use Indicator Privacy but many people have 12.04.5 LTS installed.

I hope you can be welcomed my proposal because a crash
it's still a bad card for a useful program like this.

Florian Diesch (diesch) wrote :

I've added a simple check for Unity < v7

I'll still leave this bug open so remember to think about if I could doing something better in the future.

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