Libappindicator is not multilib aware, 32bit conflicts rather than works with 64bit

Reported by John Drinkwater on 2012-11-22
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This bug affects 23 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
libappindicator
Medium
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libappindicator (Ubuntu)
Medium
Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre

Bug Description

Steam for Linux beta is currently running, and there’s a lack of system tray support in Gnome Classic (and other desktops) due to libappindicator:i386 missing by default, but it cannot be installed on a 64bit Ubuntu without removing the 64bit version library…

http://steamcommunity.com/app/221410/discussions/1/882965239659234799/ the Steam Beta forum post covering this topic.

Didier Roche (didrocks) wrote :

Mathieu, as you are currently reshuffling the packaging for the whole stack, I think switching to dh9 will bring that, can you ensure it's the case?

Changed in libappindicator (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre (mathieu-tl)
Changed in libappindicator:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in libappindicator (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in libappindicator:
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in libappindicator (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in libappindicator:
status: Confirmed → Invalid
tags: added: multiarch
swiftgeek (swiftgeek) wrote :

It isn't packaging problem at all
On archlinux we need to do this https://gist.github.com/4293794 and remove bindings/python to successfully compile this as lib32-libappindicator

1. Making lib32-python as dependency is the worst design idea ever
2. There is no easy way to disable mono/python stuff like just simple --disable-python-bindings (AFAIK)… another design failure -.-

Changed in libappindicator:
status: Invalid → Confirmed
cement_head (andor-udel) wrote :

Is there a workaround yet?

Nothing’s been pushed out yet ‐ this LTS isn’t getting much S.

Maia Everett (sikon) wrote :

Fixed in Raring.

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