gufw is not displayed under GNOME session

Bug #1071915 reported by Tim Lunn on 2012-10-26
This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Manish Wadhwani
gui-ufw (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Under unity, gufw is displayed under 'other' in system settings. However under gnome-shell and gnome-classic it is not displayed at all. So the only way to launch it is from the command line.

1. Under gnome-shell goto system settings
2. firewall is not displayed

[Regression Potential]
None. Just updating the desktop file so it can display in GNOME.

ProblemType: BugDistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: gufw (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-17.28-generic 3.5.5
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-17-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.6.1-0ubuntu6
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sat Oct 27 08:27:03 2012
InstallationDate: Installed on 2012-09-23 (33 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu GNOME Remix 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Alpha amd64(20120922)
MarkForUpload: TrueSourcePackage: gui-ufw
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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Tim Lunn (darkxst) wrote :
Tim Lunn (darkxst) on 2012-10-26
description: updated
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in gui-ufw (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
costales (costales) wrote :

What about Kubuntu? I'm using Xubuntu and the entry appears in the menu.

Changed in gui-ufw:
status: New → Confirmed
costales (costales) wrote :

As Gufw developer I confirm Tim's branch is OK. Thanks Tim! ;D
@Devid: Do I need to do something?

dino99 (9d9) on 2012-10-27
tags: added: i386
Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

Why not just drop the OnlyShowIn: line? Unless a program actually conflicts with another program or is desktop-specific (such as gcalctool or kcalc), I think the OnlyShowIn line is just annoying.

Tim Lunn (darkxst) wrote :

jbicha, yes seems reasonable, have updated branch.

Joel Peláez Jorge (joelpelaez) wrote :

Please check this diff file. Remove OnlyShowIn line and move Gufw from Other to System in GNOME Panel Settings.

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tags: added: patch

Yes I did remove the onlyShowIn line, maybe the merge
Request didn't pick that up. I will make the other change when I get back on tuesday.


On Saturday, 3 November 2012 at 8:46 AM, Joel Peláez Jorge wrote:

> Please check this diff file. Remove OnlyShowIn line and move Gufw from
> Other to System in GNOME Panel Settings.
> ** Patch added: "gufw.desktop patch"
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costales (costales) on 2012-11-17
Changed in gui-ufw:
assignee: nobody → manish wadhwani (manishwr)
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package gui-ufw - 12.10.0-1ubuntu1

gui-ufw (12.10.0-1ubuntu1) raring; urgency=low

  * Set to display in GNOME (LP: #1071915)
 -- Tim Lunn <email address hidden> Fri, 23 Nov 2012 19:08:25 +1100

Changed in gui-ufw (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released

Hello Tim, or anyone else affected,

Accepted gui-ufw into quantal-proposed. The package will build now and be available at in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please change the bug tag from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not, change the tag to verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at . Thank you in advance!

Changed in gui-ufw (Ubuntu Quantal):
status: New → In Progress
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed
Tim Lunn (darkxst) wrote :

Tested package from quantal-proposed. Gufw is now shown correctly under both Applications and in System Settings.

tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package gui-ufw - 12.10.0-0ubuntu2

gui-ufw (12.10.0-0ubuntu2) quantal-proposed; urgency=low

  * Set to display in GNOME (LP: #1071915)
 -- Tim Lunn <email address hidden> Fri, 23 Nov 2012 20:25:10 +1100

Changed in gui-ufw (Ubuntu Quantal):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
costales (costales) on 2013-01-12
Changed in gui-ufw:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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