#3 Error when adding to gnome_panel

Amir Caspi

I've installed gnubiff in a non-standard location, and have run the 'activation-client' command to get gnubiff to appear in the "add to panel" menu. I am able to select it there, however, when I do so, I get the following error message:

The panel encountered a problem while loading "OAFIID:GNOME_gnubiffApplet".
Details: Failed to resolve, or extend '!prefs_key=/apps/panel/applets/applet_2/prefs;background=none:;orient=up;size=medium;locked_down=false

I tried Googling for the answer to this but could not figure out any resolution.

Steps to reproduce:
1) Run the 'activation-client' command;
2) In gnome-panel, select "Add to Panel"
3) Select gnubiff
4) See error message.

Any ideas on how to get this to work?



  • Amir Caspi

    Amir Caspi - 2007-09-04

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    I guess it might help if I provided some version info. =)

    gnubiff v2.2.4 running on CentOS 4 (kernel 2.6.9-42.0.10.EL #1), gnome v2.8.0, gnome-panel v2.8.1

  • Robert Sowada

    Robert Sowada - 2007-09-09

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    Unfortunately I cannot reproduce this problem:-( Does this only happen to gnubiff or do other applets installed to the same location share this problem? Gnubiff should be able to run from any location. Did you configure via "--prefix=location" or did you specify some of the installation directories explicitly?

    Can you compile the newest version 2.2.8 to see whether the problem still exists?

    CU Robert :-)

  • Amir Caspi

    Amir Caspi - 2007-09-10

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    I compiled it with "--prefix=<path>", yes. I did not specify any other installation directories manually. I don't know whether this happens with other applets because I've never tried installing any other ones besides the default included ones!

    I should note that running "gnubiff --system-tray" from the command-line works just fine, as one would expect. It's only when trying to add it as an applet that it fails in this manner. It's quite possible that the failure belongs to gnome, not to gnubiff, but none of the pre-included applets (in /usr) have issues.

    I'll try v2.2.8 and let you know soon.



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