tomboy --new-note doesn't work if already running

Bug #916092 reported by Alex Corrie on 2012-01-13
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
tomboy (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

If an instance of tomboy is already running, launching tomboy with the --new-note argument results in a new instance, the existing instance is detected and the new one closes referring the user to the existing "Search All Notes" window if it is not open. Debug information included in case it's useful... Incidentally this also occurs in Mint 12, both installations on virtual machines.

[DEBUG 15:59:38.033] NoteManager created with note path "/home/alex/.local/share/tomboy".
[INFO 15:59:38.570] Initializing Mono.Addins
[DEBUG 15:59:38.682] AddinManager.OnAddinLoaded: Tomboy.Tomboy
[DEBUG 15:59:38.683] Name: Tomboy.Tomboy,0.10
[DEBUG 15:59:38.684] Description:
[DEBUG 15:59:38.684] Namespace: Tomboy
[DEBUG 15:59:38.685] Enabled: True
[DEBUG 15:59:38.686] File: /usr/lib/tomboy/Tomboy.exe
[DEBUG 15:59:40.295] AddinManager.OnAddinLoaded: Tomboy.ExportToHtmlAddin
[DEBUG 15:59:40.296] Name: Export to HTML
[DEBUG 15:59:40.296] Description: Exports individual notes to HTML.
[DEBUG 15:59:40.296] Namespace: Tomboy
[DEBUG 15:59:40.297] Enabled: True
[DEBUG 15:59:40.297] File: /usr/lib/tomboy/addins/ExportToHtml.dll
[DEBUG 15:59:40.301] AddinManager.OnAddinLoaded: Tomboy.WebDavSyncServiceAddin
[DEBUG 15:59:40.302] Name: WebDav Sync Service Add-in
[DEBUG 15:59:40.302] Description: Synchronize Tomboy Notes to a WebDav URL
[DEBUG 15:59:40.303] Namespace: Tomboy
[DEBUG 15:59:40.303] Enabled: True
[DEBUG 15:59:40.303] File: /usr/lib/tomboy/addins/WebDavSyncService.dll
[DEBUG 15:59:40.308] Unable to locate 'gnomesu' in your PATH
[DEBUG 15:59:40.308] Using '/usr/bin/gksu' as GUI 'su' tool
[DEBUG 15:59:40.308] Successfully found all system tools
[DEBUG 15:59:40.309] Unable to locate 'wdfs' in your PATH
[DEBUG 15:59:40.309] AddinManager.OnAddinLoaded: Tomboy.FileSystemSyncServiceAddin
[DEBUG 15:59:40.315] Name: Local Directory Sync Service Add-in
[DEBUG 15:59:40.317] Description: Synchronize Tomboy Notes to a local file system path
[DEBUG 15:59:40.317] Namespace: Tomboy
[DEBUG 15:59:40.318] Enabled: True
[DEBUG 15:59:40.318] File: /usr/lib/tomboy/addins/FileSystemSyncService.dll
[DEBUG 15:59:40.319] AddinManager.OnAddinLoaded: Tomboy.WebSyncServiceAddin
[DEBUG 15:59:40.321] Name: Web Sync Service Add-in
[DEBUG 15:59:40.323] Description: Synchronize Tomboy Notes with Tomboy Online and other compatible web services
[DEBUG 15:59:40.326] Namespace: Tomboy
[DEBUG 15:59:40.326] Enabled: True
[DEBUG 15:59:40.326] File: /usr/lib/tomboy/addins/WebSyncServiceAddin.dll
[DEBUG 15:59:40.339] Loading notes
[DEBUG 15:59:40.564] AddinManager.OnAddinLoaded: Tomboy.EvolutionAddin
[DEBUG 15:59:40.564] Name: Evolution Mail Integration
[DEBUG 15:59:40.565] Description: Allows you to drag an email from Evolution into a Tomboy note. The message subject is added as a link in the note with an envelope icon next to it.
[DEBUG 15:59:40.565] Namespace: Tomboy
[DEBUG 15:59:40.566] Enabled: True
[DEBUG 15:59:40.566] File: /usr/lib/tomboy/addins/Evolution.dll
[DEBUG 15:59:40.569] AddinManager.OnAddinLoaded: Tomboy.StickyNoteImportAddin
[DEBUG 15:59:40.569] Name: Sticky Notes Importer
[DEBUG 15:59:40.570] Description: Import your notes from the Sticky Notes applet.
[DEBUG 15:59:40.570] Namespace: Tomboy
[DEBUG 15:59:40.571] Enabled: True
[DEBUG 15:59:40.571] File: /usr/lib/tomboy/addins/StickyNoteImport.dll
[DEBUG 15:59:40.572] StickyNoteImporter: Sticky Notes XML file does not exist or is invalid!
[DEBUG 15:59:40.573] AddinManager.OnAddinLoaded: Tomboy.FixedWidthAddin
[DEBUG 15:59:40.573] Name: Fixed Width
[DEBUG 15:59:40.575] Description: Adds fixed-width font style.
[DEBUG 15:59:40.576] Namespace: Tomboy
[DEBUG 15:59:40.576] Enabled: True
[DEBUG 15:59:40.576] File: /usr/lib/tomboy/addins/FixedWidth.dll
[DEBUG 15:59:40.584] AddinManager.OnAddinLoaded: Tomboy.BacklinksAddin
[DEBUG 15:59:40.587] Name: Backlinks
[DEBUG 15:59:40.588] Description: See which notes link to the one you're currently viewing.
[DEBUG 15:59:40.588] Namespace: Tomboy
[DEBUG 15:59:40.590] Enabled: True
[DEBUG 15:59:40.590] File: /usr/lib/tomboy/addins/Backlinks.dll
[DEBUG 15:59:40.591] AddinManager.OnAddinLoaded: Tomboy.PrintNotesAddin
[DEBUG 15:59:40.597] Name: Printing Support
[DEBUG 15:59:40.597] Description: Allows you to print a note.
[DEBUG 15:59:40.597] Namespace: Tomboy
[DEBUG 15:59:40.597] Enabled: True
[DEBUG 15:59:40.597] File: /usr/lib/tomboy/addins/PrintNotes.dll
[DEBUG 15:59:40.677] Unable to locate 'wdfs' in your PATH
[ERROR 15:59:40.741] Tomboy is already running. Exiting...

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: tomboy 1.8.0-1ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-12.20-generic 3.0.4
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-12-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri Jan 13 16:12:38 2012
ExecutablePath: /usr/lib/tomboy/Tomboy.exe
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release amd64 (20111012)
InterpreterPath: /usr/bin/mono
SourcePackage: tomboy
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Alex Corrie (electrichead) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in tomboy (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Daniel Castro (castromd) wrote :

Same problem happens if:
tomboy --open-note "Some Note"

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