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

Mike Gabriel mike.gabriel at das-netzwerkteam.de
Tue Mar 20 16:23:10 UTC 2018

On  Fr 02 Mär 2018 18:25:03 CET, David Torgerson wrote:

> 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:
> wicd
> slack
> alltray running thunderbird
> Applications which do not show up in the system tray with  
> libayatana-appindicator3-1 installed:
> remmina
> autokey
> blueman-applet
> Workaround:
> I have found that I remove these two libraries before X starts
> /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libayatana-appindicator3.so.1
> /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libayatana-appindicator3.so.1.0.0
> 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.
> Thanks,
> David T.

Another question. Does the previous behaviour get re-instated if you  
remove ayatana-indicator-application from your system?

Our fix will be dropping ayatana-indicator-application from  
Recommends: of the shared ayatana-appindicator lib(s).


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