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Bug 78733 - PyGTK 0.6.x is not installable
Summary: PyGTK 0.6.x is not installable
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: pygtk2
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matt Wilson
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-11-28 13:41 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:48 UTC (History)
0 users

Fixed In Version: 1.99.14-1
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-05-20 04:30:06 UTC

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Description Need Real Name 2002-11-28 13:41:08 UTC
It's not possible to have both PyGTK 0.6.x and 1.99.x installed at the same time.

It's fixed in PyGTK 1.99.13 (and 0.6.11) by the helper module pygtk.

So instead of doing:
import gtk
Everyone should do:
import pygtk
pygtk.require('2.0') # or 1.2
import gtk

And it will not break old apps, since pygtk installs a .pth file which will add
the old path to the python path.

It's very important that this bug gets fixed ASAP, because all old applications
using PyGTK 0.6.x are broken without PyGTK 1.99.13.

Comment 1 Matt Wilson 2003-05-20 04:30:06 UTC
RHL 9 has 1.99.14

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