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[Bug 1546747] Re: x11-utils needs to depend on xbitmaps or xmessage throws noisy error on terminal output or over mta from cron jobs


** Package changed: xterm (Ubuntu) => x11-utils (Ubuntu)

** Tags removed: pixmap vlines2 xbitmaps xmessage

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  x11-utils needs to depend on xbitmaps or xmessage throws noisy error
  on terminal output or over mta from cron jobs

Status in x11-utils package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Noise as seen through MTA to smtp.gmail.com from Cron Daemon:

  From: root <***me***@gmail.com>
  X-Google-Original-From: root (Cron Daemon)
  Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2016 14:06:04 -0600
  To: chris
  Subject: Cron <chris@***$HOSTNAME***> ~chris/.BATTERY_LOW_WARNING.sh
  MIME-Version: 1.0
  Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
  Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit
  X-Cron-Env: <SHELL=/bin/sh>
  X-Cron-Env: <HOME=/home/chris>
  X-Cron-Env: <PATH=/usr/bin:/bin>
  X-Cron-Env: <LOGNAME=chris>

  [[ xmessage attempts output here ]]  Warning: Cannot convert string
  "vlines2" to type Pixmap


  chris@CKR-2:~$ lsb_release -rd
  Description:	Ubuntu 15.10
  Release:	15.10

  chris@CKR-2:~$ apt-cache policy x11-utils
    Installed: 7.7+3
    Candidate: 7.7+3
    Version table:
   *** 7.7+3 0
          500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ wily/main amd64 Packages
          100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

  I expected the installation of x11-utils to pull _all_ required
  dependencies to avoid spurious errors/outputs.

  I had to hunt down a 10-year-old bug-report on this same issue, which
  was more of a work-a-round for another package, than the fix truly
  needed. See:

  BTW:  This is on a minimal ubuntu-server install without:  xterm or

  Post-install packages added:

  * LAPTOP-SERVER:  sudo apt-get install anacron apt-file arandr \
  avahi-utils chromium-browser conky cups dmz-cursor-theme \
  ecryptfs-utils fonts-noto-hinted gnome-screenshot gnome-terminal \
  hplip-gui hsetroot libavcodec-extra libav-tools-links lightdm \
  lightdm-gtk-greeter light-locker logwatch mpv msmtp-mta nautilus \
  openbox policykit-desktop-privileges rfkill simple-scan \
  smart-notifier transmission-gtk unity-control-center unzip \
  update-manager upower va-driver-all xbacklight

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