Request Package of electricsheep 2.7 due to 2.6 EOL

Bug #372040 reported by Githlar
This bug affects 16 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
electricsheep (Debian)
Fix Released
electricsheep (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: electricsheep

As stated by

"We are losing our hosting for the v2.6 server. All users should upgrade to v2.7. "


"Because the 2.6 server is being shut down, we are only distributing 2.7 clients. Although they are still in beta, they have been tested well and we recommend them to all users, both new and old. "

So, being as v2.6 is going to be shut down, I think 2.7b11 or later should be packaged and released as the recommended version for all active Ubuntu versions. I'd hate to see this screensaver die (or lapse for that matter), It's one of my favorites and I'm sure many other users would appreciate it.

description: updated
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Andrew Ash (ash211) wrote :
Changed in electricsheep (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → MOTU (motu)
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Confirmed
Andrew Ash (ash211)
description: updated
tags: removed: 2.7b9
summary: - Request Package of electricsheep 2.7b9
+ Request Package of electricsheep 2.7 due to 2.6 EOL
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Dario Bertini (berdario) wrote :

electricsheep started receving loads of bogus sheeps to prompt the update...

to those who want to wait the ubuntu electrisheep 2.7, without being flooded and keeping their old sheep meanwhile, i suggest to:

1-delete the bogus sheeps
2-check how much space is filled by the remaining sheeps
3-gksudo gedit /usr/share/applications/screensavers/electricsheep.desktop
4-modify this line:

Exec=electricsheep --root 1 --zoom 1


Exec=electricsheep --root 1 --zoom 1 --max-megabytes numberofmegabytesofcurrentsheeps

this should stop all future downloads

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Dario Bertini (berdario) wrote :

forgot to mention: the sheeps are saved in ~/.sheep (is a hidden directory)

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zdzichu (zdzichu-gmail) wrote :

Dear maintainer,
please upgrade this package! You cannot loose anything. First, this is no-risk package -- it's a screensaver, nothing critical. Second, it doesn't work currently. It doesn't work for anyone and won't start working again. Hosting for datafiles disappeared and won't come back. By upgrading this package you won't brake anything and you can't make non-working application more non-working. Please package current version and let users enjoy their sheeps again.

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Eero (eero+launchpad) wrote :

Two months have gone and there are no comments from maintainer? This package should have been updated a long time ago because electricsheep is easily the most beautiful screensaver on any platform.

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Fabrice Coutadeur (fabricesp) wrote :


Debian has 2.7~b12+svn20090708-1, so perhaps we could sync/merge it from there.


Changed in electricsheep (Debian):
status: Unknown → Fix Released
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Eero (eero+launchpad) wrote :

Can something be done to this unorphaned but unmaintained package?

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IKT (ikt) wrote :

It should be resynced for 10.04 as far as I'm aware.

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sumguy (sumguy) wrote :

Until this gets updated (since its the same version still in 9.10), I was able to get electricsheep and flam3 from debian here :

Changed in electricsheep (Debian):
status: Fix Released → New
Changed in electricsheep (Ubuntu):
assignee: MOTU (motu) → nobody
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Grzegorz Śliwiński (fizyk) wrote :

This ppa: has been posted somewhere within comments on electricsheep's website to Linux client instructions, and the electricsheep from that ppa seems to be working for me.

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spot (spot-draves) wrote :

What do we need to do to get this package into Ubuntu? Debian has the current version, but Ubuntu is obsolete.

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Bazoo (basiledeplante) wrote :

Same problem here. This package is useless.

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karl (karl-sebastian-liebich) wrote :

for me it was not so easy to install the debian/sid version because there are dependencies. I had to update:

fontconfig-config (2.8.0-2)
libfontconfig1 (2.8.0-2)
flam3 (2.7.19+svn20090813-1)
electricsheep (2.7~b12+svn20091224-1)

Now it works.

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Ezra Reeves (ezrareeves) wrote :

The Package is going to be merged into Lucid. LP: #484013

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package electricsheep - 2.7~b12+svn20091224-1ubuntu1

electricsheep (2.7~b12+svn20091224-1ubuntu1) lucid; urgency=low

  * Merge from debian testing, (LP: #484013) remaining changes:
    - Merge debian/rules to keep our kscreensaver changes.
  * New upstream version closes (LP: #5823) and (LP: #372040)

electricsheep (2.7~b12+svn20091224-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * New upstream snapshot (Closes: #562230)

electricsheep (2.7~b12+svn20090708-2) unstable; urgency=low

  * Remove contrib script ( from previous Debian
    package. (Closes: #546297)
  * debian/control:
    + Add Homepage field
    + Add dependency on mplayer
  * electricsheep.desktop.gnome: Remove obsolete --zoom option
  * electricsheep.desktop: Remove obsolete --zoom option

electricsheep (2.7~b12+svn20090708-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * New upstream release. (Closes: #533652)
  * New maintainer.
  * Move to dehelper compatibility level 5.
  * Update Build-Depends to remove obsolete package. (Closes: #515464)
  * Remove bashism from debian/rules. (Closes: #535377)
  * Remove unneeded dpatch patches.
  * Bump Standards-Version to 3.8.3 (no changes).
  * Clean up *.desktop files.
  * Add empty watch file explaining upstream's "release" policy.
  * Update debian/copyright to reflect new year and new maintainer.
  * Clean up upstream's man page (properly escape hyphens).
 -- Ezra Reeves <email address hidden> Tue, 26 Jan 2010 14:14:25 +0000

Changed in electricsheep (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
IKT (ikt)
Changed in electricsheep (Debian):
importance: Unknown → Undecided
status: New → Fix Released
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