|Summary:||Installing Galeon and/or mozilla-chat makes gnome-dictionary half vanish|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||J.B. Nicholson-Owens <jbn>|
|Component:||gnome-utils||Assignee:||Havoc Pennington <hp>|
|Status:||CLOSED NOTABUG||QA Contact:||Jay Turner <jturner>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2003-10-06 15:10:55 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description J.B. Nicholson-Owens 2003-04-05 07:46:38 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2.1) Gecko/20030225 Description of problem: Originally I wanted to report an annoyance with gnome-dictionary--it opens up its dictionary window when I login just because I've got the dictionary prompter loaded on my GNOME panel. So I fired up Mozilla and visited the RH Bugzilla site. I was waiting for the RH Bugzilla to open and I decided to install Galeon and mozilla-chat while I waited. I figured there was no interference with this--loading a webpage shouldn't interfere with installing a couple apps. I began to install both apps from the Add/Remove Applications application and there was no sign of trouble. As that was installing, the Bugzilla webpage was rendering and I went to type the rpm instruction into the shell to learn what version of gnome-dictionary I was dealing with. RPM told me gnome-dictionary couldn't be found. The exact RPM returned data is below. But gnome-dictionary IS installed--it is still on my system and I can run it from the command line (but now it does not annoyingly open the window when I run "gnome-dictionary" or "gnome-dictionary -a" like the GNOME panel does). The mozilla-chat and Galeon install completed without incident. So I'm at a loss on what to say about this. Is this an RPM bug? A gnome-dictionary bug? A Galeon or mozilla-chat package bug? Multiple bugs? Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 4.2-0.69 How reproducible: Didn't try (the problem is hard for me to reproduce) Steps to Reproduce: 1. I installed RH9 workstation and told the installer to wipe out all partitions. 2. I updated the system from up2date. 3. I saw the annoying gnome-dictionary behavior and (on a completely unrelated activity) installed mozilla-chat and Galeon from Add/Remove Applications. 4. gnome-dictionary disappears from system as far as RPM is concerned, but the gnome-dictionary application still runs (thus introducing an inconsistency between what's on the system and what's in RPM's database). Actual Results: gnome-dictionary disappeared from the RPM list of what's installed in the system (see "rpm -qif" and "rpm -q" returns below). Expected Results: I expected gnome-dictionary to remain untouched. After all, what does installing Galeon or mozilla-chat have to do with gnome-dictionary? Additional info: The lack of sync between the RPM database and what's on my system makes me quite uneasy. I can't trust the system to handle installing or removing packages anymore because the list of what's installed is untrustworthy. Here's what RPM told me when I asked it to tell me about gnome-dictionary: $ rpm -qif gnome-dictionary error: file gnome-dictionary: No such file or directory $ rpm -q gnome-dictionary package gnome-dictionary is not installed gnome-dictionary remains installed as far as I can tell: I can run it and the man page for gnome-dictionary is still installed.
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2003-04-14 15:01:11 UTC
rpm manages packages, not files. Did you install gnome-dictionary form a package or did you install the files through some other means?
Comment 2 J.B. Nicholson-Owens 2003-04-14 21:28:29 UTC
I can only assume gnome-dictionary was installed with RH9 in the "workstation" set of packages. I did nothing to indicate I wanted it, I merely installed RH9 and it was there. When I installed galeon and mozilla-chat I noticed the package for gnome-dictionary had disappeared from RPMs catalog of installed packages. I don't know why gnome-dictionary's entry in RPM's database vanished. The files for gnome-dictionary are still installed on the system because I'm running gnome-dictionary in my GNOME panel right now. But the package data is gone ("rpm -qi gnome-dictionary" says "package gnome-dictionary is not installed". By contrast "rpm -qi mozilla" gives me info about mozilla's entry in the RPM database).
Comment 3 Jeff Johnson 2003-04-17 14:41:44 UTC
I don't see an rpm problem here, so I'm reassigning to gnome-utils in case there is a packaging problem with /usr/share/gnome/help/gnome-dictionary handling.
Comment 4 Alexander Larsson 2003-10-06 15:10:55 UTC
gnome-dictionary is part of the package gnome-utils. rpm -q gnome-utils should work for you. Or rpm -qf /usr/bin/gnome-dictionary.