[Pkg-ayatana-devel] Bug#891927: libayatana-appindicator3-1: System tray does not work for several applications after installing libayatana-appindicator3-1

David Torgerson davidtorgo+bugs at gmail.com
Fri Mar 2 17:25:03 UTC 2018

Package: libayatana-appindicator3-1
Version: 0.5.2-1
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

I upgraded to debian buster and several of my applications no longer show up in the system tray. I am using xfce4. The only package on my system that depends on libayatana-appindicator3-1 is remmina.

Applications which do show up in the system tray with libayatana-appindicator3-1 installed:
alltray running thunderbird

Applications which do not show up in the system tray with libayatana-appindicator3-1 installed:

I have found that I remove these two libraries before X starts
and then copy them back into place before starting remmina then everything works correctly. If those libraries are in place when X starts then system tray will not work for multiple applications (including remmina). I modified /etc/X11/Xsession to sudo rm those files and then as part of the autostart for remmina I copy the files back.

David T.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: buster/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.14.0-3-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages libayatana-appindicator3-1 depends on:
ii  libatk1.0-0              2.26.1-3
ii  libayatana-indicator3-7  0.6.1-1
ii  libc6                    2.26-6
ii  libcairo-gobject2        1.15.10-1
ii  libcairo2                1.15.10-1
ii  libdbusmenu-glib4        16.04.1+17.04.20170109.1-5
ii  libdbusmenu-gtk3-4       16.04.1+17.04.20170109.1-5
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0       2.36.11-1
ii  libglib2.0-0             2.54.3-2
ii  libgtk-3-0               3.22.28-1
ii  libpango-1.0-0           1.40.14-1
ii  libpangocairo-1.0-0      1.40.14-1

Versions of packages libayatana-appindicator3-1 recommends:
ii  ayatana-indicator-application  0.5.2-1

libayatana-appindicator3-1 suggests no packages.

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