Amaroks Wikipedia applet does not work anymore, due to Wikimedias API-change for https://

Bug #1532180 reported by b3nmore on 2016-01-08
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
amarok (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Amaroks wikipedia applet stopped showing any information. According to the upstream bug report ( this is caused by a change in wikipedias api, which requires now a ssl connection. This means, that all amarok versions currently available on ubuntu are affected.

The same bug report mentions a commit which (partially) fixes the issue by making it possible to enable ssl for the applet. It might be worth backporting if possible.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: amarok 2:2.8.0-0ubuntu6
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.3.0-5.16-generic 4.3.3
Uname: Linux 4.3.0-5-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.19.3-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: XFCE
Date: Fri Jan 8 13:25:04 2016
InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-09-22 (107 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 15.10 "Wily Werewolf" - Alpha amd64 (20150825)
SourcePackage: amarok
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to xenial on 2015-10-30 (70 days ago)

b3nmore (b3nmore) wrote :
summary: - Amaroks Wikipedia applet does not work anymore
+ Amaroks Wikipedia applet does not work anymore, due to Wikimedias API-
+ change for https://
tags: added: wily
b3nmore (b3nmore) wrote :

Fedora fixed this in June 2015. If a read their solution correctly (, it's just a matter of pulling in the upstream commit mentioned in the op.

tags: added: trusty
b3nmore (b3nmore) wrote :

The attached patch fixes the issue for trusty. Since there were only minimal updates to amarok for xenial, it probably works for it too.

Its basically a backport of the following upstream commits:

The attachment "wikipedia_applet.patch" seems to be a patch. If it isn't, please remove the "patch" flag from the attachment, remove the "patch" tag, and if you are a member of the ~ubuntu-reviewers, unsubscribe the team.

[This is an automated message performed by a Launchpad user owned by ~brian-murray, for any issues please contact him.]

tags: added: patch
b3nmore (b3nmore) wrote :

I've tested the patch against the xenial amarok package (2:2.8.0-0ubuntu9) and it solves the issue for it too.

b3nmore (b3nmore) on 2016-09-26
tags: added: yakkety
b3nmore (b3nmore) on 2017-01-17
tags: added: zesty
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in amarok (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Fred Ubuntu (ubrntu) wrote :

Please fix this. Wiki integration is one of the most appreciated features of Amarok. I'm using Zesty.

b3nmore (b3nmore) wrote :

Corresponding report on the debian bug tracker:

Joseph (joseph123321123) wrote :

Hi guys,

Could somebody please tell me how to add the patch. I guess I copy and paste to a text file, which file would it be? Also do I paste over anything or do just add it to the end of the script. I never edited something in gedit before but I guess it doesn't sound that difficult if it's just copying and pasting. Any help would be much appreciated!

b3nmore (b3nmore) wrote :

This issue is fixed in bionic due to the switch to amarok 2.9.0 (which contains respective commits).

tags: added: artful
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