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Bug 766006 - net-im/signal-desktop-bin-1.39.5: Outdated postinst message
Summary: net-im/signal-desktop-bin-1.39.5: Outdated postinst message
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Robert G. Siebeck
Keywords: PullRequest
Depends on:
Reported: 2021-01-18 15:13 UTC by haarp
Modified: 2021-02-25 06:23 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description haarp 2021-01-18 15:13:59 UTC
Signal's ebuild prints this message in postinst:

"xfce-extra/xfce4-statusnotifier-plugin for using the tray icon in Xfce desktop environments"

However, this package is deprecated upstream.

"As of xfce 4.15, the functionality provided by xfce4-statusnotifier-plugin has been integrated into the xfce4-panel's systray. Going forward, this plugin is considered to be deprecated."

Furthermore, this message may lead users to fruitlessly try to get a tray icon working by installing this outdated package, when in reality they need a somewhat-hidden parameter `--start-in-tray` or `--use-tray-icon`.

I suggest this postinst message instead:

"For using the tray icon on compatible desktop environments, start Signal with `--start-in-tray` or `--use-tray-icon`."

Comment 1 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2021-02-18 14:47:23 UTC
The bug has been closed via the following commit(s):

commit aa65424498656a9205f906abc0fa35cae02320b0
Author:     Robert Siebeck <>
AuthorDate: 2021-02-18 08:21:16 +0000
Commit:     Joonas Niilola <>
CommitDate: 2021-02-18 14:47:16 +0000

    net-im/signal-desktop-bin: add version 1.40.0
    Signed-off-by: Robert Siebeck <>
    Signed-off-by: Joonas Niilola <>

 net-im/signal-desktop-bin/Manifest                 |   1 +
 .../signal-desktop-bin-1.40.0.ebuild               | 114 +++++++++++++++++++++
 2 files changed, 115 insertions(+)
Comment 2 haarp 2021-02-18 18:08:05 UTC
Comment 3 Joonas Niilola gentoo-dev 2021-02-19 06:35:43 UTC
FYI I had to revert the bump to 1.40.0 due to so the postinst message was also restorted to its previous state.
Comment 4 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2021-02-25 06:23:36 UTC
The bug has been closed via the following commit(s):

commit dd35e5dcc13d7b1c785a1a4f8c195d8603a906f8
Author:     Robert Siebeck <>
AuthorDate: 2021-02-24 19:01:09 +0000
Commit:     Joonas Niilola <>
CommitDate: 2021-02-25 06:23:29 +0000

    net-im/signal-desktop-bin: remove old versions.
    Signed-off-by: Robert Siebeck <>
    Signed-off-by: Joonas Niilola <>

 net-im/signal-desktop-bin/Manifest                 |   2 -
 .../signal-desktop-bin-1.39.6.ebuild               | 115 ---------------------
 .../signal-desktop-bin-1.40.0-r3.ebuild            | 115 ---------------------
 3 files changed, 232 deletions(-)