Bug#507450: gnome-panel: does not complain when I want to change system time and gnome-system-tools is missing

Fabian Greffrath greffrath at leat.rub.de
Mon Dec 1 13:41:22 UTC 2008

Package: gnome-panel
Version: 2.20.3-5
Severity: normal

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Dear GNOME-Maintainers,

I have a minimal GNOME (i.e. only gnome-core package) installed on my 
system. The gnome-core package installs gnome-panel, but not 
gnome-system-tools (well, it suggests it and maybe this should be 
promoted to a recommends).

When I do a right-click on the Date-and-Time-panel in the upper right 
corner and select 'Adjust Date and Time' then *nothing* happens. I had 
to run gnome-panel manually from the command line to find out that it 
tries to start a program called 'time-admin' which is part of 
gnome-system-tools, which in turn is not installed by gnome-core.

I don't consider it a bug that gnome-core does not install 
gnome-system-tools by default, it should have as least dependencies as 
possible. But I consider it a bug that gnome-panel does not inform me 
that it is missing a program to do what I have actually told him to.

Thank you very much!


-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
   APT prefers unstable
   APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: alpha

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-1-alpha-generic
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages gnome-panel depends on:
ii  gnome-about                2.22.3-2      The GNOME about box
ii  gnome-control-center       1:  utilities to configure 
the GNOME d
ii  gnome-desktop-data         2.22.3-2      Common files for GNOME 2 
desktop a
ii  gnome-menus                2.22.2-4      an implementation of the 
ii  gnome-panel-data           2.20.3-5      common files for the 
ii  libatk1.0-0                1.22.0-1      The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libbonobo2-0               2.22.0-1      Bonobo CORBA interfaces 
ii  libbonoboui2-0             2.22.0-1      The Bonobo UI library
ii  libc6.1                    2.7-16        GNU C Library: Shared 
ii  libcairo2                  1.6.4-6.1     The Cairo 2D vector 
graphics libra
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2           0.76-1        simple interprocess 
messaging syst
ii  libecal1.2-7               2.22.3-1.1    Client library for 
evolution calen
ii  libedataserver1.2-9        2.22.3-1.1    Utility library for 
evolution data
ii  libedataserverui1.2-8      2.22.3-1.1    GUI utility library for 
ii  libgconf2-4                2.22.0-1      GNOME configuration 
database syste
ii  libglade2-0                1:2.6.3-1     library to load .glade 
files at ru
ii  libglib2.0-0               2.16.6-1      The GLib library of C 
ii  libgnome-desktop-2         2.22.3-2      Utility library for 
loading .deskt
ii  libgnome-menu2             2.22.2-4      an implementation of the 
ii  libgnome2-0          The GNOME 2 library - 
runtime file
ii  libgnomeui-0         The GNOME 2 libraries 
(User Interf
ii  libgnomevfs2-0             1:2.22.0-5    GNOME Virtual File System 
ii  libgtk2.0-0                2.12.11-4     The GTK+ graphical user 
ii  liborbit2                  1:2.14.16-0.1 libraries for ORBit2 - a 
ii  libpanel-applet2-0         2.20.3-5      library for GNOME Panel 
ii  libpango1.0-0              1.20.5-3      Layout and rendering of 
ii  libwnck22                  2.22.3-1      Window Navigator 
Construction Kit
ii  libx11-6                   2:1.1.5-2     X11 client-side library
ii  libxau6                    1:1.0.3-3     X11 authorisation library
ii  menu-xdg                   0.3           freedesktop.org menu 
compliant win

Versions of packages gnome-panel recommends:
ii  alacarte                      0.11.6-1   easy GNOME menu editing tool
ii  evolution-data-server         2.22.3-1.1 evolution database 
backend server
ii  gnome-applets                 2.22.3-3   Various applets for GNOME 
2 panel
ii  gnome-icon-theme              2.22.0-1   GNOME Desktop icon theme
ii  gnome-session                 2.22.3-2   The GNOME 2 Session Manager

Versions of packages gnome-panel suggests:
pn  gnome-system-tools            <none>     (no description available)
ii  gnome-terminal [x-terminal-em 2.22.3-3   The GNOME 2 terminal 
emulator appl
ii  gnome-user-guide [gnome2-user 2.22.1-1   GNOME user's guide
ii  nautilus                      2.20.0-7   file manager and 
graphical shell f
ii  xterm [x-terminal-emulator]   237-1      X terminal emulator
ii  yelp                          2.22.1-8   Help browser for GNOME 2

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Dipl.-Phys. Fabian Greffrath

Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Lehrstuhl für Energieanlagen und Energieprozesstechnik (LEAT)
Universitätsstr. 150, IB 3/134
D-44780 Bochum

Telefon: +49 (0)234 / 32-26334
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E-Mail:  greffrath at leat.ruhr-uni-bochum.de

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