Bug#645353: scim-bridge-client-gtk: After upgrade GTK no longer detects scim-bridge input method
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
$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
-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 184.108.40.206 (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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