Fixed lxpanel lxpanel-data

I built new lxpanel and lxpanel-data from source, patched by numerous patches as found upstream in lxde-continued. There is a bug report in Debian reporting these patches. These packages have been added to the repositories of MintPPC32 and MintPPC64, so they will be automatically installed on your computer. Numerous problems are fixed now, for example adding a desktop pager will not give a broken panel (half panel) or if you have many applications open the panel will not stretch out of the screen.

Be sure to pin these packages in apt, otherwise they will be automatically upgraded if Debian releases a newer lxpanel and lxpanel-data in the 0.10.1 line (currently 0.10.1-4). To do this do the following:

Go to /etc/apt/preferences.d/ and make a file called 99-mintppc.pref. In that file you write the following:

Package: lxpanel
Pin: origin
Pin-Priority: 700

Package: lxpanel-data
Pin: origin
Pin-Priority: 700

If you do a
apt-cache policy
you will see that both packages are now pinned with a priority 700.

Problems with lxpanel should be solved now. You can check for example if you login from LXDM, choose LXDE (vanilla Debian LXDE). You will see that the panel now stretches until the right part of the screen (see here). If you use the original packages, the panel is broken in half (see here).

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