Bug 708230 - gnome-shell extensions don't work after gnome-shell-3.0.2-1.fc15 is installed
gnome-shell extensions don't work after gnome-shell-3.0.2-1.fc15 is installed
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-shell-extensions (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Rahul Sundaram
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 700776 708556 708687 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2011-05-26 20:03 EDT by Andre Robatino
Modified: 2011-05-29 19:21 EDT (History)
12 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: gnome-shell-extensions-3.0.2-1.g63dd27cgit.fc15
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Last Closed: 2011-05-28 19:55:18 EDT
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Description Andre Robatino 2011-05-26 20:03:54 EDT
Description of problem:
When gnome-shell-3.0.2-1.fc15 from updates-testing is installed, the "Power off..." User menu item disappears. It comes back after downgrading to the stable gnome-shell-3.0.1-4.fc15.

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Comment 1 Andre Robatino 2011-05-27 12:52:09 EDT
The new gnome-shell is about to go to stable so this is fairly urgent.

Comment 2 Andre Robatino 2011-05-27 16:28:14 EDT
gnome-shell-3.0.2-1.fc15 just went to stable.
Comment 3 Rahul Sundaram 2011-05-27 16:38:20 EDT
I have dropped a note upstream.  I am going to busy with other things till Monday.  If anyone wants to take a look and attach a patch here or do a build, feel free to.
Comment 4 Andre Robatino 2011-05-27 21:45:00 EDT
Bug 708556 says that all extensions are disabled, not just this one, and I've confirmed it with gnome-shell-extensions-dock and gnome-shell-extensions-alternate-tab. However, that bug is against gnome-shell.
Comment 5 Scott Dodson 2011-05-27 21:49:55 EDT
*** Bug 708556 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Scott Dodson 2011-05-27 21:51:42 EDT
*** Bug 700776 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 Scott Dodson 2011-05-27 22:27:32 EDT
This seems to be fixed by installing upstream gnome-shell-extensions 3.0.2
Comment 8 Hien 2011-05-28 00:31:07 EDT
(In reply to comment #2)
> gnome-shell-3.0.2-1.fc15 just went to stable.

It not fix for me, cause many extension could not load!
Comment 9 Timur Kristóf 2011-05-28 07:00:51 EDT
This is not surprising at all. The metadata.js file of the extensions says that they are compatible with Gnome-shell "3.0.1" - that means that Gnome-shell 3.0.2 will not try to load them at all.

The upstream 3.0.2 gnome-shell-extensions version will probably fix this, so I'll look into trying to get it downstream.
Comment 10 Fedora Update System 2011-05-28 09:17:50 EDT
gnome-shell-extensions-3.0.2-1.g63dd27cgit.fc15 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 15.
Comment 11 Scott Dodson 2011-05-28 10:04:42 EDT

Thanks, I've verified that all of the extensions work for me with the packages you build. The API is noted as being unstable so I guess this is something we'll have to deal with until the API is stable.
Comment 12 Timur Kristóf 2011-05-28 11:07:22 EDT

This has nothing to do with the API's stability. Every gnome-shell extension has a metadata.json file in which it must specify which version of gnome-shell it is compatible with. Other versions of the Shell will not attempt to load it.

The fix here was to change it to a version number which the newer Shell will understand.
In the meantime, I have also updated to a newer git snapshot, which should contain some bugfixes to the extensions.
Comment 13 Christopher Aillon 2011-05-28 15:24:00 EDT
Where is 'g63dd27c' coming from?  I can't find that revision in either master or the gnome-3-0 branch.  Why not just use the official gnome-shell-extensions-3.0.2 tarball that's been released for a week now?

Comment 14 Matt Chan 2011-05-28 16:29:25 EDT
Yep, I've run into this as well.

I worked around it by changing my extension metadata from 




It's somewhat hack-ish, but might make it easier for us later on instead of upgrading every single extension every time gnome-shell gets updated. 

A better decision about this issue can be made if we take into account the gnome-shell ABI stability between minor version changes though. Extensions not loading without manual testing/updating may be more favourable than gnome-shell crashing altogether.

Comment 15 Mohamed El Morabity 2011-05-28 16:53:25 EDT
*** Bug 708687 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 16 Fedora Update System 2011-05-28 19:55:12 EDT
gnome-shell-extensions-3.0.2-1.g63dd27cgit.fc15 has been pushed to the Fedora 15 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 17 Timur Kristóf 2011-05-29 10:25:44 EDT
(In reply to comment #13)
> Where is 'g63dd27c' coming from?

git clone git://git.gnome.org/gnome-shell-extensions
Then 'git describe HEAD' told me that this was the identifier of HEAD.
So then I did:
git archive --format=tar --prefix=gnome-shell-extensions/ HEAD | xz > gnome-shell-extensions-g63dd27c.tar.xz

> Why not just use the official
> gnome-shell-extensions-3.0.2 tarball that's been released for a week now?

Because gnome-shell-extensions 3.0.1 (as packaged in Fedora) already contained some extensions that are not present in the official 3.0.2 version.

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