DirectoryMenu plugin "Open in Terminal" doesn't work

Bug #877811 reported by ToZ on 2011-10-18
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Xfce4 Panel
xfce4-panel (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

On Xubuntu 11.10, when selecting the "Open in Terminal" option in the DirectoryMenu plugin for any given directory, the terminal window doesn't open. ~/.Xsession-errors generates a "Unknown option "/home/toz/Documents"" message.

However, if you go to Settings Manager -> Preferred Applications -> Utilities Tab and change the "Terminal Emulator" option to "Debian X Terminal Emulator", the action then works correctly. It would appear that the "Xfce Terminal" option isn't working correctly.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: xfce4-panel 4.8.6-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-12.20-generic-pae 3.0.4
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-12-generic-pae i686
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu3
Architecture: i386
Date: Tue Oct 18 19:48:10 2011
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Beta i386 (20110921.3)
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: xfce4-panel
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

ToZ (toz) wrote :
ToZ (toz) wrote :

Link to ubuntuforums thread discussing the issue:

ToZ (toz) wrote :
Changed in xfce4-panel (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Lionel Le Folgoc (mrpouit) wrote :

That is fixed upstream with fad7e1e6ec57cc9a2b5719e4ef4f09514505b894 and ea0b61ae58fe484ebd1a5a5751998eadde92c12d (only in master, not backported to xfce-4.8 yet).

We could consider fixing that for oneiric as well, since this plugin is in our default panel configuration, and xfce4-terminal is the default terminal emulator.

Changed in xfce4-panel (Ubuntu Oneiric):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package xfce4-panel - 4.8.6-2ubuntu1

xfce4-panel (4.8.6-2ubuntu1) precise; urgency=low

  * Resync with Debian unstable for the fixed French translation, remaining
    Ubuntu changes:
    - debian/patches:
      + xubuntu_support-multiple-vendor-default-configs.patch: search for
        the default.xml default config in XDG_CONFIG_DIRS as well, and do
        not display the chooser dialog in this case. lp #747137
      + series: refreshed.

  * debian/patches:
    - xubuntu_directorymenu-fix-open-in-terminal.patch: added, cherry-pick
      some fixes from git master for the directorymenu panel plugin. lp: #877811

xfce4-panel (4.8.6-2) unstable; urgency=low

  * debian/patches:
    - 02_fix-french-typo added, fix a typo in french translation, thanks Cyril
  * debian/control:
    - update debhelper build-dep to 9.
 -- Lionel Le Folgoc <email address hidden> Sat, 11 Feb 2012 20:36:36 +0100

Changed in xfce4-panel (Ubuntu Precise):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Rolf Leggewie (r0lf) wrote :

oneiric has seen the end of its life and is no longer receiving any updates. Marking the oneiric task for this ticket as "Won't Fix".

Changed in xfce4-panel (Ubuntu Oneiric):
status: Triaged → Won't Fix
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