Removal of upstart patch breaks indicator-plugin

Bug #1648889 reported by Kev Bowring
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xfce4-indicator-plugin (Ubuntu)
Fix Released
Dimitri John Ledkov

Bug Description

Updated xfce4-indicator-plugin from 2.3.3-0ubuntu4 causes plugin to fail to show in panel.

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ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 17.04
Package: xfce4-indicator-plugin 2.3.3-0ubuntu5
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.9.0-6.7-generic 4.9.0-rc7
Uname: Linux 4.9.0-6-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.3-0ubuntu8
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: XFCE
Date: Fri Dec 9 21:35:55 2016
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-06-11 (181 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 16.10 "Yakkety Yak" - Alpha amd64 (20160611)
SourcePackage: xfce4-indicator-plugin
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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Kev Bowring (flocculant) wrote :
tags: added: regression-update
description: updated
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Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:

tags: added: iso-testing
Unit 193 (unit193)
Changed in xfce4-indicator-plugin (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in xfce4-indicator-plugin (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Dimitri John Ledkov (xnox)
milestone: none → ubuntu-16.12
importance: Undecided → High
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Dimitri John Ledkov (xnox) wrote :

Option 1 - tweak indicators' xdg autostart .desktop files that should be autostarted by default under xubuntu
Option 2 - switch xubuntu to use systemd user session and launch indicators as managed by systemd
Option 3 - reinstate the upstart patch, but tweak it to do "systemctl --user start indicator-*.service" essentially

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Dimitri John Ledkov (xnox) wrote :

I'm not sure about option 2, as to how to do it properly.
E.g. should systemd user be started in X11 scripts, or it should be spawned from the Exec= line of the .desktop file, or if startxfce4 / xfce4-session should kick that off.

Changed in xfce4-indicator-plugin (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Revision history for this message
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package xfce4-indicator-plugin - 2.3.3-0ubuntu6

xfce4-indicator-plugin (2.3.3-0ubuntu6) zesty; urgency=medium

  * Add systemd target for xfce4 indicators, and start/stop them using
    systemctl. LP: #1648889

 -- Dimitri John Ledkov <email address hidden> Thu, 22 Dec 2016 15:29:15 +0000

Changed in xfce4-indicator-plugin (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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