No appearance settings available in System Settings

Bug #1164754 reported by Tim Penhey on 2013-04-04
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubuntu-meta (Ubuntu)
High
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Bug Description

In quantal I used to have an "Appearance" settings button in the "Personal" section of the System Settings.

Since upgrading to raring I have not had one there.

It was suggested on IRC that I was missing gnome-backgrounds, which I was, and installed, but it made no difference.

I still have no Appearance settings.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.04
Package: ubuntu-desktop 1.298
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.8.0-16.26-generic 3.8.5
Uname: Linux 3.8.0-16-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.9.2-0ubuntu5
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri Apr 5 11:30:09 2013
InstallationDate: Installed on 2012-04-26 (343 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20120425)
MarkForUpload: True
SourcePackage: ubuntu-meta
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to raring on 2013-02-22 (41 days ago)

Tim Penhey (thumper) wrote :
Adolfo Jayme (fitojb) wrote :

Maybe you're also missing gnome-control-center-unity?

Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

The log files from your upgrade may also help in determining why this was not installed. They are located in /var/log/dist-upgrade. Thanks in advance!

Changed in ubuntu-meta (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Incomplete
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

gnome-control-center-unity is part of the following tasks:

Task: ubuntu-desktop, ubuntu-usb, edubuntu-desktop, edubuntu-usb

On 09/04/13 06:02, Brian Murray wrote:
> gnome-control-center-unity is part of the following tasks:
>
> Task: ubuntu-desktop, ubuntu-usb, edubuntu-desktop, edubuntu-usb

$ apt-cache policy gnome-control-center-unity
gnome-control-center-unity:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 1.2daily13.04.01-0ubuntu1
  Version table:
     1.2daily13.04.01-0ubuntu1 0
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring/main amd64 Packages

Yep, that is missing

$ apt-cache policy ubuntu-desktop
ubuntu-desktop:
  Installed: 1.298
  Candidate: 1.298
  Version table:
 *** 1.298 0
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

So the question becomes, why isn't gnome-control-center-unity installed
when I should be brought in by ubuntu-desktop?

Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

Tim the log files from your upgrade may still be helpful in sorting out why this did not get installed.

Tim Penhey (thumper) wrote :

On 10/04/13 03:01, Brian Murray wrote:
> Tim the log files from your upgrade may still be helpful in sorting out
> why this did not get installed.

Which files do you want to see?

$ ll /var/log/dist-upgrade/20130222-1012/
total 436
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Feb 22 10:12 ./
drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 4096 Feb 22 13:36 ../
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 49230 Feb 7 08:53 apt.log
-rw-r----- 1 root adm 190969 Feb 7 08:53 apt-term.log
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 131242 Feb 7 08:53 history.log
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 52933 Oct 25 19:06 main.log
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 78 Oct 25 19:05 xorg_fixup.log

Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

apt.log, apt-term.log, and main.log at least.

Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

We were able to sort this out without the log files by adding gnome-control-center-unity to the desktop seed:

revno: 2130
committer: Oliver Grawert <email address hidden>
branch nick: ubuntu.raring
timestamp: Wed 2013-04-10 17:44:41 +0200
message:
  add gnome-control-center-unity to recommends
modified:
  desktop

Changed in ubuntu-meta (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Fix Released
Tom Vaughan (tvaughan) wrote :

This didn't work for me because I have `APT::Install-Recommends "0";` set under `/etc/apt/apt.conf.d`. I had to explicitly install this package by hand. A better solution IMHO would be to make this a required dependency.

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