Bug#826091: mate-desktop: clock (and included mini-weather applet) not showing after todays update (debian testing)

John Paul Adrian Glaubitz glaubitz at physik.fu-berlin.de
Fri Jun 3 14:02:59 UTC 2016

On 06/03/2016 03:47 PM, Santiago Vila wrote:
> Would not make sense to make such dependency versioned?
> Depends: mate-desktop-common (>= 1.14.1)
> I have the feeling that this little change not only would have
> prevented the current little mess, but might also prevent similar
> cases in the future.

Yes, that should be indeed in the debian/control file. And this
would have actually been a valid bug report which I would never
see any problems with that.

But what we actually got was a flood of bug reports which basically
consisted of people reporting the error messages only, that's all.

For someone using a development version of Debian, I would at least
expect them to do some debugging on their side and suggest a solution,
I mean, it's a development release after all. But just complaining
with such a huge number of bug reports was just not acceptable.

@Mike: Let's go through all the packages' control files and check
that there is a versioned Depends with >= 1.14.1. And let's also
fix the problem that James has report in [1].


> [1] https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=826183

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