Bug 585263

Summary: qtparted fails to start
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Matthew Miller <mattdm>
Component: qtpartedAssignee: Steven Pritchard <steve>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
Severity: high Docs Contact:
Priority: low    
Version: 13CC: alexander.hunt2005, eddie, jeff.raber, jonderdonk, mkanat, nzkiwi, steve
Target Milestone: ---Keywords: Patch, Triaged
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Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Fixed In Version: qtparted-0.4.5-25.fc13 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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test review of qt-parted functionality none

Description Matthew Miller 2010-04-23 15:03:20 UTC
Description of problem:

When qtparted starts, an error dialog is presented instead.

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


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. install qtparted
2. run it
3. bam.
Actual results:

Dialog box which says "Cannot get parted version.", with an OK button.

Pressing the button exits the program.

Expected results:

Program starts.

Additional info:

Project does not look to be active. Maybe time to just drop it?

Comment 1 John 2010-05-08 18:17:17 UTC
I am having the same issue, is medium-severe issue for me.

Comment 2 Keith Wilkinson 2010-06-23 15:30:10 UTC
I am having the same issue, evident with DVD install and with LiveCD.

Comment 3 Eddie Lania 2010-07-02 19:44:36 UTC
Same here

Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2010-07-30 11:27:17 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 14 development cycle.
Changing version to '14'.

More information and reason for this action is here:

Comment 5 Max Kanat-Alexander 2010-08-02 02:26:31 UTC
I can reproduce on the Fedora 13 x86_64 LiveCD as well.

Comment 6 Jeff Raber 2010-09-11 22:07:02 UTC
Linked to Debian Bug Report 579892.

According to the debian bug[1]:

"This happened because parted version is now only x.y whereas qparted
expects the version to be x.y.z.  There is a patch in qparted svn to
accommodate the parted version parsing:


1: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=579892#22

Comment 7 Alexander Hunt 2010-10-26 23:52:59 UTC
This is still broken in Fc14-Beta. From the research I have done, it seems the patch isn't going to be useful to anyone unless qtparted is re-built from the source files. Can anyone confirm that? 
I don't really want to install all the packaging tools on my computer if I can avoid it, but I will if it'll fix the problem for everybody (x86_64 users anyway, since I don't know how to cross-package). It would be nice if this was fixed since I think it's had the same problem from Fc12.

Comment 8 Jeff Raber 2010-10-27 00:07:53 UTC
Any chance of getting this patch applied, or updating to the latest SVN snapshot from upstream?

If we cannot get this fixed, then qtparted should be deprecated as it has been completely unusable since F12.

Comment 9 Steven Pritchard 2010-10-27 15:53:08 UTC
Could you check the version I just built in rawhide?


If that works, I'll push an update for F12-14 ASAP.

Comment 10 Fedora Update System 2010-10-27 17:39:37 UTC
qtparted-0.4.5-25.fc13 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 13.

Comment 11 Fedora Update System 2010-10-27 17:39:44 UTC
qtparted-0.4.5-25.fc12 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 12.

Comment 12 Fedora Update System 2010-10-27 17:39:51 UTC
qtparted-0.4.5-25.fc14 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 14.

Comment 13 Steven Pritchard 2010-10-27 17:42:19 UTC
To make it a little easier to test, patched builds will be in updates-testing for F12-F14, plus in rawhide.  Please test (once they are available), and vote them up if they fix the problem.

Comment 14 Alexander Hunt 2010-10-27 21:15:33 UTC
Hi Steven,
Thanks for fixing the program, I installed it this morning and it opened up just fine. I'll get an HDD hooked up here and do some scientific testing to see how the partitioning and formatting operations go and report back. Might take me a day or two to test all its functions.

Comment 15 Alexander Hunt 2010-10-27 23:49:37 UTC
Created attachment 456118 [details]
test review of qt-parted functionality

One persons opinion after testing. 
Well the good news is the bug is resolved, on my machine anyway. The bad news is the software didn't test very well. Please see the attachment for the procedures attempted, the results and my summary. It is possible that the programs qt-parted uses to do the actual work may have something to do with how it tested.
Thanks to all those who helped get the software working again though, your efforts are very much appreciated.

Comment 16 Fedora Update System 2010-10-28 05:46:23 UTC
qtparted-0.4.5-25.fc12 has been pushed to the Fedora 12 testing repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
 If you want to test the update, you can install it with 
 su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update qtparted'.  You can provide feedback for this update here: https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/qtparted-0.4.5-25.fc12

Comment 17 Fedora Update System 2010-12-15 09:04:28 UTC
qtparted-0.4.5-25.fc14 has been pushed to the Fedora 14 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 18 Fedora Update System 2010-12-15 09:06:28 UTC
qtparted-0.4.5-25.fc13 has been pushed to the Fedora 13 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.