Bug#774540: gnome-menus: Blacklisting gnome-power-statistics seems incorrect

Matthew Gabeler-Lee cheetah at fastcat.org
Sun Jan 4 04:28:34 UTC 2015

Package: gnome-menus
Version: 3.13.3-3
Severity: normal

I see in the changelog that gnome-power-statistics was added to the
blacklist because it is "called from other places", but I have never found
any way to run that app other than the menu item thus blacklisted, or via
the run dialog.  It is not accessible AFAICT through the power management
control center item (though it bloody well ought to be), or through the
battery items in the "top right" menu (not sure what that's properly

Rhetorical question: if it shouldn't have a launcher icon in the gnome
environment, being a gnome specific application, why does it ship with one?

Was there confusion here between the control center power item (which of
course shouldn't have a launcher icon) and the power statistics app (which I
argue should)?

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.0
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages gnome-menus depends on:
ii  python3      3.4.2-2
pn  python3:any  <none>

gnome-menus recommends no packages.

gnome-menus suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

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