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Bug#645353: scim-bridge-client-gtk: After upgrade GTK no longer detects scim-bridge input method

Package: scim-bridge-client-gtk
Version: 0.4.16-3
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

On my computer I configured SCIM about two years ago and it worked without
problems up to now. But since the last upgrade SCIM stopped working for GTK
applications (such as
iceweasel or libereoffice).

I must admit, that I don't know the proper way to configure SCIM under Debian.
And maybe the way I did it two years ago is no longer appropriate. In case that
my non-standard way of configuring SCIM causes the problems I am sorry for the
noise. However, the upgrade broke SCIM for me, so this might also be of
interest for others.

The thing is, that after upgrading "scim-bridge-client-gtk" to version
0.4.16-3, the file "im-scim-bridge.so" moved from
"/usr/lib/gtk-2.0/2.10.0/immodules/im-scim-bridge.so" to "/usr/lib/i386-linux-

On my system, the environment variable $GTK_IM_MODULE is set during the start
the X-session by the script "/etc/X11/Xsession.d/80im-switch". That script
eventually sources "/etc/X11/xinit/xinput.d/all_ALL" which is a symbolic link
to "/etc/alternatives/xinput-all_ALL".

$GTK_IM_MODULE is set there as following:

if [ -e /usr/lib/gtk-2.0/*/immodules/im-scim-bridge.so ]; then
elif [ -e /usr/lib/gtk-2.0/*/immodules/im-scim.so ]; then

After the upgrade, im-scim-brigde.so was no longer found and the environment
variable $GTK_IM_MODULE was set to "xim".
Also "gtk-query-immodules-2.0" was unable to detect the module.

As workaround, I added a symbolic link from the new location to
"/usr/lib/gtk-2.0/2.10.0/immodules". Then "gtk-query-immodules-2.0" was again
able to detect scim-bridge as input method. I also updated
"/usr/lib/gtk-2.0/2.10.0/gtk.immodules" with the output of "gtk-query-

It works for me now, but I wonder what would be the proper way to configure
SCIM for GTK after the upgrade.

Oh, and I guess the same applies to the package "scim-gtk2-immodule" which
provides "im-scim.so".


-- Thomas.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages scim-bridge-client-gtk depends on:
ii  libatk1.0-0         2.2.0-1   
ii  libc6               2.13-21   
ii  libcairo2           1.10.2-6.1
ii  libfontconfig1      2.8.0-3   
ii  libfreetype6        2.4.6-2   
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0  2.24.0-1  
ii  libglib2.0-0        2.28.6-1  
ii  libgtk2.0-0         2.24.4-3  
ii  libpango1.0-0       1.28.4-3  
ii  libx11-6            2:1.4.4-2 
ii  scim-bridge-agent   0.4.16-3  

scim-bridge-client-gtk recommends no packages.

scim-bridge-client-gtk suggests no packages.

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