[Pkg-haskell-maintainers] Bug#756646: libghc-xmonad-contrib-dev: Cannot use xmonad with gnome

Kenn Hamm kenn at aspeiro.net
Thu Jul 31 17:59:52 UTC 2014

Package: libghc-xmonad-contrib-dev
Version: 0.11.3-1+b1
Severity: normal
Tags: upstream

Dear Maintainer,

   * What led up to the situation?

Tried to use XMonad with Gnome.

   * What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or

Selected it as session type and logged in.  My config is based on

   * What was the outcome of this action?

XMonad starts but never registers itself with Gnome, and after a
timeout Gnome kills it and I get an error screen.

   * What outcome did you expect instead?

XMonad registers itself with Gnome.

Errors in /var/log/messages:

Jul 31 13:01:58 teffeh gnome-session[3005]: invalid value (=string) of "--print-reply"
Jul 31 13:01:58 teffeh gnome-session[3005]: Usage: dbus-send [--help] [--system | --session | --bus=ADDRESS | --peer=ADDRESS] [--dest=NAME] [--type=TYPE] [--print-reply[=literal]] [--reply-timeout=MSEC] <destination object path> <message name> [contents ...]

This bug is already fixed upstream:

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

Kernel: Linux 3.14-2-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages libghc-xmonad-contrib-dev depends on:
ii  ghc [libghc-unix-dev-]                            7.6.3-14
ii  libc6                                                          2.19-7
pn  libghc-base-dev-                                  <none>
pn  libghc-containers-dev-                            <none>
pn  libghc-directory-dev-                             <none>
ii  libghc-extensible-exceptions-dev [libghc-extensible-exception
ii  libghc-mtl-dev [libghc-mtl-dev-2.1.2-94c72]                    2.1.2-4
pn  libghc-old-locale-dev-                            <none>
pn  libghc-old-time-dev-                              <none>
pn  libghc-process-dev-                               <none>
ii  libghc-random-dev [libghc-random-dev-]  
ii  libghc-utf8-string-dev [libghc-utf8-string-dev-0.3.7-26a8e]    0.3.7-3
ii  libghc-x11-dev [libghc-x11-dev-]        
ii  libghc-x11-xft-dev [libghc-x11-xft-dev-0.3.1-2bbbb]            0.3.1-5+b3
ii  libghc-xmonad-dev [libghc-xmonad-dev-0.11-bd2b0]               0.11-8
ii  libx11-dev                                                     2:1.6.2-2
ii  libxinerama-dev                                                2:1.1.3-1

libghc-xmonad-contrib-dev recommends no packages.

Versions of packages libghc-xmonad-contrib-dev suggests:
ii  libghc-xmonad-contrib-doc   0.11.3-1
pn  libghc-xmonad-contrib-prof  <none>

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