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    AWN Applets Crash After Recent Apt-Get Dist-Upgrade

    Hi All

    Just wandering if anybody else had this issue. I have been using Hardy since about February of this year and until today I have had no issues with it. I have AWN installed and this morning I did the usual apt-get update and then apt-get dist-upgrade and the only thing it listed was an update to awn-core-bzr and awn-lib (I think) it also removed awn-manager.

    Since the upgrade everytime I log in I get weird icons in AWN and then applets start crashing like crazy, eg stacks, affinity search, log out, weather applet and digital clock.

    Any ideas? Is this an ubuntu issue or an AWN one?

    Cheers

    EmyrB

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    Re: AWN Applets Crash After Recent Apt-Get Dist-Upgrade

    This is likely due to conflicting remnants of the old version, but I couldn't say for sure. I'd try reinstalling awn.

    Find the packages in Synaptic (*all* the relevant ones), and make sure to pick complete removal.

    Don't forget libawn0 and python-awn. :>
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    Re: AWN Applets Crash After Recent Apt-Get Dist-Upgrade

    Cheers for that Zorael but I went into synaptics and I seem to have the bzr versions (3.1) installed the ones without bzr are all like 2.1. Is this correct?

    Cheers

    EmyrB

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    Re: AWN Applets Crash After Recent Apt-Get Dist-Upgrade

    As mentioned, the issue likely stems in version inconsistencies between libraries and the app itself.

    The packages you mention (bzr ones) don't seem to exist in the official repositories, so you likely have foreign ones added to your Software Sources. :>

    This may (will) mess things up when you mix remnants of them with ones in the Hardy repos. Make sure to disable them in Software Sources (or as lines in /etc/apt/sources.list, or as files ending in .list in /etc/apt/sources.list.d), then reinstall awn.

    I never used it myself, but I imagine the packages needed are avant-window-navigator and awn-manager.
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    Re: AWN Applets Crash After Recent Apt-Get Dist-Upgrade

    I hear you

    I checked my sources.list and this was at the bottom of that file: -

    Code:
    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/reacocard-awn/ubuntu hardy main
    deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/reacocard-awn/ubuntu hardy main
    As far as I can tell they have been there from day one when I installed Hardy and I think that they are the official (don't quote me on this mind) repo's for AWN.

    Any way I will remove all the AWN stuff and do a reinstall.

    I shall let you know

    Cheers

    EmyrB

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    Re: AWN Applets Crash After Recent Apt-Get Dist-Upgrade

    I'm not trying to zealously enforce sole use of official repos, but if you get it working with the build available from there, at least you have something to fall back to if you later try other repo packages and they end up breaking stuff. :>
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