Only adds "Basic information about" permission on Facebook.

Bug #772015 reported by JeSTeR7 on 2011-04-27
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ken VanDine
gwibber (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gwibber

When adding Facebook account, only gives basic information permission, which results in being unable to post messages to Facebook.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: gwibber
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed Apr 27 16:47:22 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Beta 1 amd64 (20110329.1)
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: gwibber
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to natty on 2011-04-21 (6 days ago)

JeSTeR7 (cblocker) wrote :
Changed in gwibber:
assignee: nobody → Ken VanDine (ken-vandine)
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in gwibber (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Ken VanDine (ken-vandine) wrote :

Steps to reproduce:

1) login to with a browser
2) Go to and remove "Gwibber"
3) open the gwibber-accounts dialog and remove your facebook account from gwibber if it was already created
4) Add your facebook account to gwibber again, after entering the password it will list permissions being added for gwibber
5) These permissions should include at least "Posting to wall" and "Access posts in my News Feed"

Ken VanDine (ken-vandine) wrote :
Changed in gwibber:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed

Accepted gwibber into natty-proposed, the package will build now and be available in a few hours. Please test and give feedback here. See for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Thank you in advance!

Changed in gwibber (Ubuntu Natty):
status: New → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

I've verified the proposed package and it indeed now the list of permissions include the posting to wall and access posts in my news feed, among others as well, also facebook integration is working fine, didn't noticed any regressions, marking this as verification-done, thanks all!.

tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package gwibber -

gwibber ( natty-proposed; urgency=low

  * debian/patches/fix_facebook_ext_perms.patch
    - Send "scope" to specify ext_perm needed for facebook permissions,
      without this posting to facebook fails and requires removing and adding
      the account again for the user to get the permissions fixed (LP: #772015)
 -- Ken VanDine <email address hidden> Wed, 27 Apr 2011 17:19:04 -0400

Changed in gwibber (Ubuntu Natty):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Copied to oneiric as well.

Changed in gwibber (Ubuntu Oneiric):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
joopbraak (joopbraak) on 2011-06-26
tags: removed: amd64 running-unity
Changed in gwibber:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
majid (warraich-majid) on 2011-12-12
Changed in gwibber (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → majid (warraich-majid)
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