Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 603468
pcmanfm update to 0.9.7-1.fc13 breaks managing desktop under LXDE
Last modified: 2010-06-16 13:47:20 EDT
Description of problem:
After the update from 0.9.5-1.fc13 to 0.9.7-1.fc13, the LXDE desktop
did not show any Desktop icon, nor the configured background.
Instead, the background was invariably set to the goddard.jpg
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Just install the latest 0.9.7-1 package and start a LXDE session.
The 0.9.7-1.fc13 package has been built incorrectly. The former
0.9.5-1.fc13 package had a binary /usr/bin/pcmanfm2, and a symlink
/usr/bin/pcmanfm pointing to /usr/bin/pcmanfm2. The new 0.9.7-1.fc13
package has only a binary called /usr/bin/pcmanfm and no file called
Unfortunately the LXDE autostart file /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE/autostart
contains this line to start pcmanfm:
@pcmanfm2 --desktop --profile lxde
Since there's no such file pcmanfm2 anymore, starting the file manager
to manage the desktop fails.
Either create a new package for pcmanfm which re-introduces the
pcmanfm2 file (either as symlink to pcmanfm or vice versa as in
the 0.9.5-1.fc13 package), or create a new lxde-common package
which refers to pcmanfm instead of to pcmanfm2.
This rename is upstream change, so fixing lxde-common (and ping
upstream) is better.
Christoph, for now I applied a patch for lxde-common.
Please fix if needed.
Corinna, would you check if the following works?
Mamoru, I welcome your quick response, but I don't think it is productive to touch my package without previous notice. I have been working on this but I wasn't able to commit my changes due to the lack of time during Linuxtag. Now I need to merge everything which causes additional work and delay. :(
(In reply to comment #3)
> Christoph, for now I applied a patch for lxde-common.
> Please fix if needed.
> Corinna, would you check if the following works?
Yes, that works. It's the same patch I used locally already.
*** Bug 604028 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Well, as actually at least 2 people complained about this issue,
I would like to submit a update for lxde-common instread of
Christoph (because he seems busy with Linuxtag).
Christoph, please modify lxde-common if you find something wrong.
lxde-common-0.5.4-2.fc13 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 13.
lxde-common-0.5.4-2.fc13 has been pushed to the Fedora 13 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.