Bug 828011 - i3status makes odd characters in i3bar.
i3status makes odd characters in i3bar.
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: i3status (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Martin Preisler
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-06-03 21:27 EDT by Wade Mealing
Modified: 2012-06-15 20:05 EDT (History)
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Description Wade Mealing 2012-06-03 21:27:43 EDT
Description of problem:

i3status default configuration creates non-sane display on the i3bar.  I don't know if this is by choice or not, but it ends up looking odd on the standard i3bar.

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How reproducible:

Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install i3
2. Run and accept defaults.
3. Look at the i3bar (bottom bar)
Actual results:

dzen2 style "information" ^6fg(#333333) etc on the bar.

Expected results:

No dzen2 style text on the i3bar.

Additional info:

This can be modified by configuring a simple display in the ~/.i3status.conf but that doesn't solve this bug for everyone.

Could be a design choice, i'm unsure what to do about this.
Comment 1 Fedora Update System 2012-06-06 11:24:10 EDT
i3status-2.5.1-1.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.
Comment 2 Martin Preisler 2012-06-06 11:30:00 EDT
Hi, I am updating all i3 related packages to newest versions.

I reproduced your issue on 2.1.3, seems to be fixed for me with 2.5.1 so please give it a go. Newest i3 itself and i3lock are also in testing.
Comment 3 Wade Mealing 2012-06-06 21:16:30 EDT
Used your source RPM on RHEL6.  Problem solved for EL6.  I imagine it will also work for Fedora 17.
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2012-06-07 19:02:56 EDT
Package i3status-2.5.1-1.fc17:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 17 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing i3status-2.5.1-1.fc17'
as soon as you are able to.
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then log in and leave karma (feedback).
Comment 5 Wade Mealing 2012-06-11 20:05:29 EDT
Looks good for f17 too.
Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2012-06-15 20:05:57 EDT
i3status-2.5.1-1.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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