xdg autostart - Openbox

Some time within the past weeks - I cannot pinpoint when - xdg autostart entries has been misbehaving - that is they don't get run.

Two examples

Systemwide
The installation of firewalld places a .desktop file in /etc/xdg/autostart to launch the applet to sit in the tray area. Firewalld haspython-pyqt5 as optional dependency and the applet won't work if missing.

Even installing said dependency - applet is not launched.

User config
I am using JetBrains toolbox to launch their apps from the system tray - this stopped working too.

Even there is a .desktop file to launch said toolbox in ~/.config/autostart.

Am I missing something?

Could it be I have python2-xdg but not python-xdg?

This has been bugging me for quite some time ... Writing this I realized - the last line was the answer.

I installed python-xdg - logout/login - and autostart works as expected.

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