Package: xfce4
Version: 4.12.3
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

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Subject: Debian 9.1 amd64 Xfce panel clock broken
Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2017 17:13:55 -0700
From: David Christensen <>


I have a Dell Inspiron E1505 laptop with an Intel Core Duo T7400 CPU, 2 GB RAM, 
16 GB SSD, and a fresh install of debian-9.1.0-amd64-xfce-CD-1.iso, with all 
updates and upgrades as of now:

2017-08-09 16:59:07 root@tinkywinky ~
# cat /etc/debian_version

2017-08-09 16:59:18 root@tinkywinky ~
# uname -a
Linux tinkywinky 4.9.0-3-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.9.30-2+deb9u3 (2017-08-06) 
x86_64 GNU/Linux

2017-08-09 16:59:22 root@tinkywinky ~
# dpkg-query --show xfce4
xfce4   4.12.3

I would like to use the Xfce panel "clock" item.  Unfortunately, it is broken:

- If I right-click on the Xfce panel and choose "Panel Preferences...", the 
"Panel" dialog appears.

- Selecting Panel -> Items tab, "Clock" appears in the list of panel items.

- If I select Panel -> Items -> Clock and click the "Edit the currently 
selected item" button, the "Clock" dialog appears.

- I then configure Clock as follows:

    Time Settings
      Timezone          PST8PDT
      Layout            Digital
      Tooltip format    Wednesday 09 August 2017
    Clock Options
      Format            05:04:55 PM

Once I have made the above settings, but before choosing "Close", the current 
time is displayed at the proper location in the Xfce panel. This is what I want.

- But when I click "Close", the current time disappears from the panel -- e.g. 
Clock breaks.

Looking in /var/log and dmesg, I don't see any clues.

Any suggestions for figuring out why Clock is broken and how to fix it?


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 9.1
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.9.0-3-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968), LANGUAGE=C 
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages xfce4 depends on:
ii  gtk2-engines-xfce        3.2.0-2
ii  libxfce4ui-utils         4.12.1-2
ii  orage                    4.12.1-3
ii  thunar                   1.6.11-1
ii  xfce4-appfinder          4.12.0-2
ii  xfce4-panel              4.12.1-2
ii  xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin  0.2.4-1
ii  xfce4-session            4.12.1-5
ii  xfce4-settings           4.12.1-1
ii  xfconf                   4.12.1-1
ii  xfdesktop4               4.12.3-3
ii  xfwm4                    4.12.4-1

Versions of packages xfce4 recommends:
ii  desktop-base      9.0.2
ii  tango-icon-theme  0.8.90-6
ii  thunar-volman     0.8.1-2
ii  xfce4-notifyd     0.3.4-1
ii  xorg              1:7.7+19

Versions of packages xfce4 suggests:
pn  gtk3-engines-xfce    <none>
ii  xfce4-goodies        4.12.3
ii  xfce4-power-manager  1.4.4-4

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