No context pane plugin for rhythmbox installation (Trusty/Utopic/Vivid)

Bug #1272870 reported by fossfreedom
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rhythmbox (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Using the latest version of rhythmbox from the trusty archives.

I've noticed that the "Context Pane" plugin does not appear to be installed.

The question is - why?

It definitely in in the rhythmbox source package - so when is the context pane plugin removed? - compile options issue?

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: rhythmbox 3.0.1-1ubuntu8
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-5.20-generic 3.13.0
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-5-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.13.1-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Sun Jan 26 09:48:30 2014
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-11-13 (73 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Alpha amd64 (20131113)
SourcePackage: rhythmbox
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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fossfreedom (fossfreedom) wrote :
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in rhythmbox (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Federico Vera (fedevera) wrote :

I can confirm this bug, also the 'rhythmbox-plugins' package isn't being installed... (although with no context pane, most plugins are useless).

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fossfreedom (fossfreedom) wrote :

I've added a patch file to this bug report that resolves this issue - it is indeed a packaging issue. Hope this helps.

This applies to the debian/rhythmbox-plugins.install file in the rhythmbox package

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fossfreedom (fossfreedom) wrote :

also added is a patch to ensure that rhythmbox-plugins is made a dependency. It always has been in the past versions of ubuntu. It should also be moving forward since it is the default in Gnome and thus Ubuntu Gnome needs this fix.

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Ubuntu Foundations Team Bug Bot (crichton) wrote :

The attachment "rhythmbox-plugins.install.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
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Alberto Salvia Novella (es20490446e) wrote :

It renders essential features or functionality of the package (or a dependent one) broken.

Changed in rhythmbox (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
importance: Undecided → Low
importance: Low → High
Changed in rhythmbox (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → High
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Benjamin Bach (benjaoming) wrote :

Patches look fine, any reason not to merge the first one? I guess it's debatable whether rhythmbox-plugins should be a dependency or a recommendation, but most definitely, the context panel is missing from rhythmbox-plugins.

On a related note, recent changes to trusty's rhythmbox include:

 47. By Sebastien Bacher on 2014-03-20

    * debian/
      - restore the recommends on rhythmbox-plugins, that was dropped by
        error when merging on Debian. Without those integration to the sound
        indicator is not working (that needs the mpris plugin to be loaded)
        (lp: #1289024)

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Benjamin Bach (benjaoming) wrote :

Confirming that these very simple patches do their job. The "rhythmbox-plugins_3.0.2-0ubuntu2_*" package is now correctly rebuild so that the context pane plugin is installed once again.

Patch #1 (rhythmbox-plugins.install)

I would definitely say that this should be added back in 14.04, it's a big miss IMO.

The Context Pane is also still missing in Vivid and Utopic.

Patch #2 (

We can perhaps do without.... While installing rhythmbox-plugins as a dependency is nice, it may be too nice as it makes it impossible to remove rhythmbox-plugins without also removing rhythmbox.

summary: - no context pane plugin for trusty rhythmbox installation
+ No context pane plugin for rhythmbox installation (Trusty/Utopic/Vivid)
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