[Pkg-sugar-devel] Bug#872752: Bug#872752: Following user config, nothing happens, strace exposes Heisenbug

James Cameron quozl at laptop.org
Mon Aug 21 06:20:07 UTC 2017

Behaviour that Martin reports is expected.  There are many ways that
Sugar fails to start if any of the dependencies are missing.

The strace contains the traceback, but it is not as easy as
reading the traceback in ~/.sugar/default/logs/shell.log so please
post that next time you have a problem starting Sugar.

All I can see is that it was in homewindow.py -> meshbox.py ->
neighborhood.py, which suggests Telepathy Salut is missing, and that
correlates with Martin's "Versions of packages sugar-session
recommends" list.

As sugar-session contains tools that don't need Telepathy Salut to be
installed, I'm fine with the dependency remaining as Recommends.

On IRC Martin mentioned installing sugar-session package; my usual
recommendation is to install the sucrose package, and that's what is
maintained on the Sugar Wiki;


James Cameron

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