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.