Bug#933612: xfce4: Xfce fails to launch any application ("exo-helper-1: not found")
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On Wed, 2019-07-31 at 23:30 -0300, Alex Henry wrote:
> Hello, since a recent update Xfce is unable to open any items clicked on in
> the desktop or
> through the panel launchers (anything that checks tfor "preferred
> application", I imagine).
> Launching the apps directly through the "Start Menu" works normally, as
> The actual error message is something similar to this, as seen on #892010:
> /usr/bin/exo-preferred-applications: 11: exec: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-
> gnu/xfce4/exo-1/exo-helper-1: not found
Hi Alex, thanks for the report. We're in the middle of the Xfce 4.14 upload,
and yes exo 0.12.8 (part of the 4.14 release) has already been uploaded to
unstable and the helpers have moved from exo-helper-1 to exo-helper-2.
> I have managed to work around this issue by making a link between:
> Which exists in my system and:
Are you sure about that path? There is not path by that name in Debian,
they're in /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/xfce4/. If this is not a typo, you likely
have a local package installed which might be responsible for the mess.
> exo-utils/testing,now 0.12.6-1 amd64 [installed,automatic]
> libexo-1-0/testing,now 0.12.6-1 amd64 [installed,automatic]
> libexo-2-0/testing,now 0.12.6-1 amd64 [installed,automatic]
> libexo-common/testing,testing,now 0.12.6-1 all [installed,automatic]
> libexo-helpers/testing,testing,now 0.12.6-1 all [installed,automatic]
But I'm confused here. You're actually not up to date, unstable has 0.12.8,
and libexo-2-0 0.12.8 contains /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/xfce4/exo-2/exo-
helper-2. exo-helper-1 was in libexo-1-0 0.12.6.
I think it's likely your system is in the middle of an update.
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