Description of problem:
You cannot install gnome-applet-sshmenu on Fedora 15 because of an unmet
dependency; it depends on 'ruby(panelapplet2)', which is not provided in
(In Fedora 14 it was provided through the ruby-panelapplet2 RPM,
which is built from ruby-gnome2.)
It should be noted that this prevents Fedora 14 machines with
gnome-applet-sshmenu installed from being upgraded via yum to
Fedora 15; the missing dependency forces yum to try to keep the
F14 ruby-panelapplet2 RPM around, which holds down a bunch of
other Ruby stuff that conflicts violently with Fedora 15 Ruby
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
yum list gnome-applet-sshmenu says gnome-applet-sshmenu.noarch
version 3.18-3.fc15 is available in the fedora repository.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. 'yum install gnome-applet-sshmenu'
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Error: Package: gnome-applet-sshmenu-3.18-3.fc15.noarch (fedora)
You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem
You could try running: rpm -Va --nofiles --nodigest
gnome-applet-sshmenu being installed.
It's possible that the necessary dependencies can't be met any more
because of the Gnome 2 to Gnome 3 migration; if so, at least the sshmenu
applet should be pulled from the Fedora 15 repository. Ideally it would
be possible to build ruby-panelapplet2 for Fedora 15.
Okay, looking at the changelog for ruby-gnome2 on F15 I see that
panelapplet2 doesn't build under Gnome 3. In that case I think that
sshmenu needs to be removed from Fedora 15.
Why removing sshmenu from F15, when gnome-applet-sshmenu is the real culprit ?
Agreed, usability of ssmenu has somewhat degraded in the absence of its applet functionality (thanks, Gnome Shell), but it is IMHO one of the best ssh session management applications.
You're right. sshmenu as a whole still has useful functionality, so I
think the correct fix is to change the sshmenu source RPM to no longer
build the gnome-applet-sshmenu binary RPM (and then remove the existing
gnome-applet-sshmenu binary RPM from the system).
(I always forget that sshmenu is more than the applet, which is my error.)
The only thing that is broken is the applet. The sshmenu-gnome program still works and could be included. sshmenu-gnome make sshemenu use gnome-terminal instead of xterm.
I've just pushed an updated package with the entire gnome-applet-sshmenu package removed, meaning the sshmenu-gnome command is gone too. I hadn't looked into it, but if what it does is just use gnome-terminal instead of xterm then it makes sense to keep it in the main package. I'll test it and probably push another update including it in the main package.
I can verify that the sshmenu-gnome now is a part of the main package and that it works as expected on Fedora 15.
Works fine ; thanks, Matthias.
I have implemented a clone of sshmenu working on Gnome Shell.
Here the code: https://github.com/sciancio/connectionmanager
(In reply to comment #7)
> I have implemented a clone of sshmenu working on Gnome Shell.
> Here the code: https://github.com/sciancio/connectionmanager
Great! Just what the doctor prescribed :-)
Is it able to read/import the config file from sshmenu?
BTW, I think this bug can be closed. The ssh-menu works with f15 and f16 now. So this bug is fixed ad verified.
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