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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

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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

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

    Thanks for all the help Zorael, but I still had issues when I downloaded the AWN without the BZR. Anyways, I removed AWN, and then this morning I decided to give the BZR's another try and it now works fine. I checked the file versions and they are different from yesterday, so there must have been something broke in the packages yesterday.

    Cheers

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

    Firstly,I also had the same problem. I could not even open up preferences,I did all the steps to reinstall awn. I can now see my prefernces and all my applets but when I restart my pc it does not seem to want to start up. I dont see ant awn bars nothing. The only thing that I can access is the preference in System>preferences>Awn Manager. Emyrb maybe you could let me know exactly all the insatlls you selected from Synaptic Package Manger.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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

    Firstly,I also had the same problem. I could not even open up preferences,I did all the steps to reinstall awn. I can now see my preferences and all my applets but when I restart my pc it does not seem to want to start up. I dont see ant awn bars nothing. The only thing that I can access is the preference in System>preferences>Awn Manager. Emyrb maybe you could let me know exactly all the installs you selected from Synaptic Package Manger.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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

    I am running AWN with Hardy too. The "official" version of AWN in the Ubuntu repos does not support the applets package -- the awn-extras is not available through the repository. Therefore, the best way to get the applets is to use the bzr (reacocard) version. See http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=762363

    The source lines mentioned by EmyrB are for the bzr/reacocard version:
    Code:
    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/reacocard-awn/ubuntu hardy main
    deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/reacocard-awn/ubuntu hardy main
    (There is one other choice besides reacocard, but the last time I looked about a week ago it was broken temporarily so reacocard's is the only good choice.)

    I have been using reacocard's version since I started using Hardy a couple months ago. A couple days ago update manager offered me a partial upgrade choice due to the need to uninstall awn-related packages. Here is what Synaptic is telling me now:
    --not authenticated:
    libawn-bzr
    --To Be Removed:
    python-libawn-bzr
    awn-manager-bzr
    avant-window-navigator-bzr

    In my case I do not have any remnants of other versions of AWN installed. I can say for sure that package conflicts have nothing to do with the current issue.

    However, I have not proceeded with the upgrade yet. I thought I would ask if anyone else has additional info first. Thanks.
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