Debian Bug report logs - #665086
gnome-boxes doesn't start

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Package: gnome-boxes; Maintainer for gnome-boxes is Debian GNOME Maintainers <>; Source for gnome-boxes is src:gnome-boxes.

Reported by: Praveen A <>

Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2012 12:51:02 UTC

Severity: grave

Found in version gnome-boxes/3.3.91-1

Fixed in version gnome-boxes/3.4.1+dfsg-1

Done: Laurent Bigonville <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Information forwarded to, Debian GNOME Maintainers <>:
Bug#665086; Package gnome-boxes. (Thu, 22 Mar 2012 12:51:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Praveen A <>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to Debian GNOME Maintainers <>. (Thu, 22 Mar 2012 12:51:18 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #5 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Praveen A <>
Subject: gnome-boxes doesn't start
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2012 18:19:43 +0530
Package: gnome-boxes
Severity: grave
Version: 3.3.91-1

It fails with the following error message

(gnome-boxes:7818): Boxes-CRITICAL **: media-manager.vala:26: Error
connecting to Tracker:
GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name
org.freedesktop.Tracker1 was not provided by any .service files
Segmentation fault

after installing 'tracker' package it was started successfully, so
please add tracker as a dependency for gnome-boxes.

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Information forwarded to, Debian GNOME Maintainers <>:
Bug#665086; Package gnome-boxes. (Thu, 29 Mar 2012 09:54:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Neutron Soutmun <>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to Debian GNOME Maintainers <>. (Thu, 29 Mar 2012 09:54:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #10 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Neutron Soutmun <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: Re: gnome-boxes doesn't start
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2012 16:50:49 +0700
[Message part 1 (text/plain, inline)]
Package: gnome-boxes
Version: 3.3.91-1
Followup-For: Bug #665086

Dear Maintainer,

I confirmed that install the 'tracker' package should lead the
gnome-boxes to start successfully.

Neutron Soutmun

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-2-rt-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages gnome-boxes depends on:
ii  dconf-gsettings-backend [gsettings-backend]  0.10.0-3
ii  fuseiso                                      20070708-2
ii  gir1.2-gtkclutter-1.0                        1.0.4-1
ii  gir1.2-libosinfo-1.0                         0.1.0-1
ii  libatk1.0-0                                  2.3.93-1
ii  libc6                                        2.13-27
ii  libcairo-gobject2                            1.10.2-7
ii  libcairo2                                    1.10.2-7
ii  libclutter-1.0-0                             1.8.4-1
ii  libclutter-gtk-1.0-0                         1.0.4-1
ii  libcogl-pango0                               1.8.2-1
ii  libcogl5                                     1.8.2-1
ii  libdrm2                                      2.4.32-1
ii  libffi5                                      3.0.10-3
ii  libfontconfig1                               2.8.0-3.1
ii  libfreetype6                                 2.4.9-1
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0                           2.26.0-1
ii  libgirepository-1.0-1                        1.31.22-1
ii  libgl1-mesa-glx [libgl1]                     7.11.2-1
ii  libglib2.0-0                                 2.32.0-1
ii  libgtk-3-0                                   3.4.0-1
ii  libgtk-vnc-2.0-0                             0.5.0-3
ii  libgudev-1.0-0                               175-3.1
ii  libgvnc-1.0-0                                0.5.0-3
ii  libjson-glib-1.0-0                           0.14.2-1
ii  libosinfo-1.0-0                              0.1.0-1
ii  libpango1.0-0                                1.29.4-3+b1thep1
ii  libpixman-1-0                                0.24.4-1
ii  libspice-client-glib-2.0-1                   0.9-1
ii  libspice-client-gtk-3.0-1                    0.9-1
ii  libspice-server1                             0.10.1-2
ii  libssl1.0.0                                  1.0.1-2
ii  libtracker-sparql-0.14-0                     0.14.0-2
ii  libvirt-bin                                  0.9.11~rc1-1
ii  libvirt-glib-1.0-0                           0.0.6-1
ii  libx11-6                                     2:1.4.4-4
ii  libxcomposite1                               1:0.4.3-2
ii  libxdamage1                                  1:1.1.3-2
ii  libxext6                                     2:1.3.0-3
ii  libxfixes3                                   1:5.0-4
ii  libxi6                                       2:1.4.5-1
ii  libxml2                                      2.7.8.dfsg-7
ii  qemu-kvm                                     1.0+dfsg-9

gnome-boxes recommends no packages.

gnome-boxes suggests no packages.

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Added tag(s) pending. Request was from Laurent Bigonville <> to (Mon, 09 Apr 2012 00:21:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Reply sent to Laurent Bigonville <>:
You have taken responsibility. (Sun, 06 May 2012 17:21:09 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Notification sent to Praveen A <>:
Bug acknowledged by developer. (Sun, 06 May 2012 17:21:09 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #17 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Laurent Bigonville <>
Subject: Bug#665086: fixed in gnome-boxes 3.4.1+dfsg-1
Date: Sun, 06 May 2012 17:20:22 +0000
Source: gnome-boxes
Source-Version: 3.4.1+dfsg-1

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
gnome-boxes, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to main/g/gnome-boxes/gnome-boxes_3.4.1+dfsg-1.debian.tar.gz
  to main/g/gnome-boxes/gnome-boxes_3.4.1+dfsg-1.dsc
  to main/g/gnome-boxes/gnome-boxes_3.4.1+dfsg-1_amd64.deb
  to main/g/gnome-boxes/gnome-boxes_3.4.1+dfsg.orig.tar.xz

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Laurent Bigonville <> (supplier of updated gnome-boxes package)

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Hash: SHA256

Format: 1.8
Date: Sat, 05 May 2012 01:07:45 +0200
Source: gnome-boxes
Binary: gnome-boxes
Architecture: source amd64
Version: 3.4.1+dfsg-1
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Laurent Bigonville <>
Changed-By: Laurent Bigonville <>
 gnome-boxes - Simple GNOME app to access remote or virtual systems
Closes: 663560 665086
 gnome-boxes (3.4.1+dfsg-1) unstable; urgency=low
   [ Laurent Bigonville ]
   * Upload to unstable
   * Repack source tarball to remove non-DFSG logos (Closes: #663560)
   * New upstream release
     - Bump libvirt-glib-1.0-dev to 0.0.7
     - Bump libosinfo-1.0-dev to 0.1.1
   * debian/control:
     - Add tracker to the dependencies (Closes: #665086)
     - Also build the package for i386 architecture
     - Add mtools to the dependencies, required for mcopy
     - Drop gir1.2-gtkclutter-1.0 and gir1.2-libosinfo-1.0 dependencies
     - Demote qemu-kvm to Recommends, the package can also allow connections to
       remote kvm instances
     - Add Homepage field
   * debian/copyright: Add the license of the Debian and Ubuntu Circle of
     Friends logos
   * debian/watch: Mangle upstream version to remove '+dfsg'
   * debian/README.source: Describe why the source tarball has been reprocessed
   [ Jeremy Bicha ]
   * debian/copyright: Drop the debian/* copyright section since it's
     no longer required by Debian policy.
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