Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 242945
Some xfce panel plugins can't be added
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:06 EST
Description of problem:
Can't add some plugins to XFCE panel, many of them (and the most important ones
!) doesn't work. When I try to add this plugins to my panel, it only says
"impossible to create <plugin> element on panel" (err .. translated literrally
from french :s ). Plugins that bugs :
- clock(datetime works)
Other plugins, such as weather or cpuload work well.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
taskmanager : 0.4.0-0.2.rc2.fc6 (??)
There's no xfce4-systray, xfce4-iconbox, or other RPMs named like that installed
on my system (and they are not available on default fedora repos).
Install XFCE, and try to add one of the plugins listed before.
An error box saying that it couldn't create the plugin I asked for.
Additional info: I'm using f7.x86_64, I don't know if there's a bug on i386.
I re-used my /home (created with fc6), but these bugs also appears when I create
a new user.
Can you provide the output of a:
yum list 'xfce4-*' ?
I have had another report of some oddness going on on x86_64 installs.
I suspect you might have the i386 versions of the plugins, but the x86_64 panel.
Created attachment 156371 [details]
output of "yum list xfce4-*"
The list shows that i386 packages installed are only '-panel' and '-session'
(but x86_64 version is also installed for both).
ok. This is a xfce4-panel bug with multilib.
It's already been filed as bug #228168.
I am working now to fix it up... in the mean time as a work around, can you:
- remove the xfce4-panel.i386
- remove the xfce4-panel.x86_64
- re-install the xfce4-panel.x86_64 only.
ie, 'yum remove xfce4-panel.i386 xfce4-panel.x86_64' then 'yum install
It should then all work.
Worked well, thanks :) .
What I've done:
# yum remove xfce4-panel.i386
# rpm -e xfce4-panel.x86_64 --nodeps
# yum install xfce4-panel
I can confirm that the panel is pretty much broken on x86_64: Default panels are
completely empty except from the xfce-menu. None of the plugins in your list is
showing up in the "Add Items to the Panel" dialog, but at least quicklauncher
works after removing the i386 version of xfce4-panel. So it's definitely not the
plugin but the panel itself. This is why I'll close this bug a duplicate of bug
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 228168 ***