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    xfce4-weather-plugin in Xenial stopped working.

    I posted this information inn the hope that it may help others searching with the same problem.

    My main system is using Xubuntu 16.04 64bit and for the past week or so the panel weather-update applet, ie xfce4-weather-plugin -0.8.6-1 has been unable to show any weather information.

    A bug was posted for this yesterday (related to Mint, but same plugin version) to which I subscribed.
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/linuxmint/+bug/1692016

    Further searches found that it might be worth trying a more recent version of the plugin so I have downloaded the version for Zesty 0.8.9-1 from https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source...build/12025316 which installed without problem in Xenial using gdebi and immediately has started working as it should.

    I have no idea why the 0.8.6-1 version has stopped, but I do now have a working version; I will keep an eye open on the bug and report back if any other solution is found.
    DISTRO: Xubuntu 18.04-64bit --- Code-tags --- Boot-Repair --- Grub2 wiki & Grub2 Basics --- RootSudo --- Wireless-Info --- SolvedThreads

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    Re: xfce4-weather-plugin in Xenial stopped working.

    The xfce4-weather-plugin package is outdated, ajgreeny. There is a new version because weather datacenter changed api: https://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=13527

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    Re: xfce4-weather-plugin in Xenial stopped working.

    Quote Originally Posted by slickymaster View Post
    The xfce4-weather-plugin package is outdated, ajgreeny. There is a new version because weather datacenter changed api: https://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=13527
    Thanks slickymaster. A search didn't find either of those links that you've now pointed me to.

    However, even after reading this link (and the next one in your following post) I am still a little confused; does it mean that the version I now have from zesty may also fail, or has the 0.8.9-1 version that I have already been patched so it will continue to work?
    DISTRO: Xubuntu 18.04-64bit --- Code-tags --- Boot-Repair --- Grub2 wiki & Grub2 Basics --- RootSudo --- Wireless-Info --- SolvedThreads

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    Re: xfce4-weather-plugin in Xenial stopped working.

    The patch for the 0.8.9-1 version was released on 2017-05-12

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    Re: xfce4-weather-plugin in Xenial stopped working.

    How can I update this for my system which is still on 14.04 Xubuntu?

    When I tried installing the 8.9.1 deb, I get:

    "Dependency is not satisfiable: libxfce4util7 (>=4.9.0)

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    Re: xfce4-weather-plugin in Xenial stopped working.

    Quote Originally Posted by NTL2009 View Post
    How can I update this for my system which is still on 14.04 Xubuntu?

    When I tried installing the 8.9.1 deb, I get:
    "Dependency is not satisfiable: libxfce4util7 (>=4.9.0)
    Xubuntu 14.04 is no longer officially supported (support ended last month). The 0.8.9 weather package needs xfce 4.12 and Xubuntu 14.04 uses xfce 4.10

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    Re: xfce4-weather-plugin in Xenial stopped working.

    I have just noticed that there is again a problem with this applet, though not the same problem as previously.

    Now it is impossible for me to make any changes to the location displayed in the applet; searching for any new locations fails completely.

    I have purged and reinstalled the applet (xfce4-weather-plugin (0.8.9-0ubuntu0.16.04.1) xenial) and also cleared the contents of ~/.cache/xfce4/weather but still no go.

    Anyone got the same problem? Has the API used changed again?

    I have updated the bug that I was already subscribed to for this; https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...n/+bug/1688056
    DISTRO: Xubuntu 18.04-64bit --- Code-tags --- Boot-Repair --- Grub2 wiki & Grub2 Basics --- RootSudo --- Wireless-Info --- SolvedThreads

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    Re: xfce4-weather-plugin in Xenial stopped working.

    I have the same issue, in Xubuntu 16.04.1. I don't see any changes to the API: http://api.met.no/weatherapi/locatio.../documentation

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    Re: xfce4-weather-plugin in Xenial stopped working.

    I note the same problem in 17.04 as well; it is basically the same version 0.8.9-0 so either this is now a deprecated app or there is just a bug in that as well as the 16.04 version.
    DISTRO: Xubuntu 18.04-64bit --- Code-tags --- Boot-Repair --- Grub2 wiki & Grub2 Basics --- RootSudo --- Wireless-Info --- SolvedThreads

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