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Bug 81037 - rhn-applet.-gui does not work
Summary: rhn-applet.-gui does not work
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: rhn-applet
Version: phoebe
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Daniel Veillard
QA Contact:
Depends On:
Blocks: 79578
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-03 17:06 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-02-05 12:00:53 UTC

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Description Need Real Name 2003-01-03 17:06:45 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.7 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20021216

Description of problem:
It has really not worked since mid december (i.e. Raw Hide). A full phoebe
upgrade did not help, either. I've updated to latest Raw Hide of rhn*, pygtk2,
pyorbit, gnome-python2* and pygtk2, plus pythin, FWIW. The error it reports in
its current state is:

# rhn-applet-gui
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/rhn-applet-gui", line 16, in ?
    import rhn_utils
  File "/usr/bin/../share/rhn/rhn_applet/", line 17, in ?
    from rhn_applet_rpm import rhnAppletRPM
  File "/usr/bin/../share/rhn/rhn_applet/", line 10, in ?
    import rpm
ImportError: /usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/ undefined symbol:

I've seen different problems earlier.

Also, there is no rhn_applet_gui in the gnome "Add to Panel" menu.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run rhn-applet-gui.


Additional info:

Version are:


Comment 1 Need Real Name 2003-02-04 20:40:30 UTC
I have not actually seen it "working" (giving notification of new packages)
but in any case it is not stable. You can start 'rhn-applet-gui' and the
button appears on the panel and can be configured. But it does not survive
X restarts and reboots (the button disappears from the panel and does not
reappear later like the other icons/buttons).
After a new 'rhn-applet-gui' command two buttons appear on the panel.
The original (blue with tick mark) reappears and a new green one also appears.
This is on phoebe 2 with all the updates (up2date).

Comment 2 Daniel Veillard 2003-02-05 12:00:53 UTC
I cannot reproduce this:
 1/ installed beta 2, rhn-applet was missing from the comps file
    this is fixed now but as a result it wasn't installed by default.
 2/ I upgraded to the latest version using up2date
 3/ I installed rhn-applet using up2date
 4/ rebooted to get a fresh install as would have resulted from
    a clean install.

From there:
 5/ login in Gnome, the applet shows up in the panel, asking for 
    action (red blinking)
 6/ went through the couple of registration steps
 7/ then the applet made the network connection (green) for 20 secs
 8/ as no updates were needed it turned blue as expected.
 9/ logged out and relogged in to check the behaviour
10/ the applet started and kept blue as expected since no update are available

  Works for me !


Comment 3 Need Real Name 2003-02-05 21:56:16 UTC
I did precisely the same as in your steps 1/, 2/, 3/ and 4/.
(except that I did not immediately reboot. I first finished some things I
was busy with and then shut down the laptop. The things I finished had nothing
to do with up2date or rhn or rhn-applet)
When I rebooted the next day and entered gnome the (red) rhn-applet did NOT
show up on the panel.
Looking around I discovered a curious (green) rhn-applet entry in 'System Tools'
with which you could do essentialy nothing.
So I started the rhn-applet from the command line (just like under RH-8.0
whenever it had accidentaly been removed from the panel).
This placed the applet on the panel but it was immediately the blue one.
And this one does not survive X restarts and reboots.
This doesn't sound like 100% correct behaviour to me.

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