Pypanel in Edgy not working

Credit goes to fuscia for this one. He mentioned it about an hour ago in the Beginner’s Talk arena and I’m having a similar issue.

Pypanel doesn’t seem to work under Edgy, unless there’s a tweak somewhere that neither of us has seen yet. Issuing pypanel & from the terminal gives bash: command pypanel not found, even after a reboot.

I installed it on a sparse Openbox rig and I noticed that it dragged in python2.5 and some other packages. I don’t know if that’s related, but we’ll see.

My only other thought is that it might be related to dash. But that’s a long shot.

Edit: It looks like the pypanel issue is a known bug for Edgy.  It seems to be that pypanel is misconstructed in Edgy. There are files that occur in Debian Unstable that aren’t included in the Edgy version.

That being said, moore.bryan seems to have a fix that works.


2 thoughts on “Pypanel in Edgy not working

  1. dr.zombo


    I got the same problem with pypanel for the last 2 hours, but then I did the following trick:

    do an apt-get remove python-xlib

    clear all dependencies for python-xlib:

    apt-get install debhelper python-dev python-xlib libx11-dev libxft-dev libxpm-dev libimlib2-dev dpatch sed python-central

    grab it from here:
    unpack, and install it with python install

    and finaly cd to pypanel and python install
    taddaaa it works!!

    cheers, dr.zombo

  2. kmandla Post author

    Hey, thanks! I’m going to try this as soon as I get my break-it box back online. I had heard there were issues with the way PyPanel or one of its dependencies was built, but never bothered to track it down. Cheers and thanks!


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