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i.e., cannot set XFCE desktop background -- Re: thumbnailing/ image choosing (xfdesktop-settings) no longer working




On Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 04:31:35PM +1000, Zenaan Harkness wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 04:12:51PM +1000, Zenaan Harkness wrote:
> > For some reason presently unknown to me, XFCE4's xfdesktop-settings
> > app no longer shows thumbnails, and the Folder -> Other dialog box
> > shows all files and images as disabled and not selectable.
> > 
> > Ideas?
> 
> This is possibly related, but I'm only recently experiencing this
> problem:
> 
> https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=849823
> 
> which says that that particular bug was fixed in xfdesktop4 version
> 4.12.3-4
> 
> and the versions available to me seem to be
> 4.12.3-3
> 
> which is apparently the latest version for stretch:
> https://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=xfdesktop4
> 
> Is anyone else experiencing this?
> 
> How does this make sense, and why would a recent update have caused
> me to only now experience this bug, and to not see the fixed version
> of xfdesktop4?
> 
> TIA,