Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 213003
FC6 XFCE upgrade eradicates user's panel configuration
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:47 EST
Description of problem: After upgrading an existing FC 5 installation with XFCE
to FC6, yum update updates the XFCE installation to XFCE 18.104.22.168. Part of this
update includes xfce4-panel. However, the new installation of XFCE Panel
appears to erase the previous user configuration and replace it with a default
configuration. I am not sure if this is due to the Fedora package or if it
comes from upstream.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a Fedora Core 5 system with a customized XFCE 4 panel configuration.
2. Upgrade to FC 6 using the October 23 ISO set.
3. After the restart, log into GNOME and perform a yum -y update that includes
Extras. You may need to repair any issues caused by bug 211941.
4. Reboot and go into your XFCE session.
1. XFCE Panel has a default configuration of buttons.
1. XFCE Panel has the previously-selected configuration, or else the previous
configuration is backed up and recoverable.
Alas, this is an upstream issue... The changes in the panel to support things
like multiple pannels and transparency, etc have made the old configuration not
usable with the new version.
See the debian bug at:
I'll do some more looking around and see if there is anything further to be done
to get around the problem, but it doesn't look too promising.
I don't see any way to work around this... 4.4 uses a diffrent config format.
I am going to go ahead and close this bug now. If anyone comes up with a
solution, I would love to hear it.
Sorry for the trouble in reconfiguring your panel settings. ;(