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Bug 133603

Summary: system-config-packages should depend on dbus-python and probably something else?
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Ernst Persson <ernstp>
Component: system-config-packagesAssignee: Jeremy Katz <katzj>
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Description Ernst Persson 2004-09-25 00:05:22 EDT
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Description of problem:
Updated to the latest packages, and system-config-packages stopped

First I saw that it was missing some dbus stuff, so I figured
dbus-python was needed. It was.

But it's still not working, getting a bit farther though.

[root@zapp ernstp]# system-config-packages 
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/system-config-packages/", line 160, in ?
    im = get_method(args)
  File "/usr/share/system-config-packages/", line 89, in
    return method.RedHatCdromInstallMethod()
  File "/usr/share/system-config-packages/", line 738, in
    CdromInstallMethod.__init__(self, device, mountpoint, alreadyMounted)
  File "/usr/share/system-config-packages/", line 471, in
    self.cdlist = getCdDevs()
  File "/usr/share/system-config-packages/", line 938, in
    drives = hal_manager.FindDeviceByCapability('storage.cdrom')
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.3/site-packages/", line 208, in __call__
    reply_message =
self._connection.send_with_reply_and_block(message, 5000)
  File "dbus_bindings.pyx", line 557, in
dbus_bindings.DBusException: Service "org.freedesktop.Hal" does not exist

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
system-config-packages-1.2.17-1 dbus-python-0.22-9

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
Install FC3test2.
Update all packages.
Try to run system-config-packages
Install dbus-python
System-config-packages starts now, but crashes quickly.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jef Spaleta 2004-09-25 00:15:57 EDT
I can confirm the dbus-python dep not being pulled in as a requirement.

As for the crash, its due to hal service not running. And this needs
to be filed as a seperate bug report. Its a seperate issue. And an
important one, so please refile it.  Applications that require hal to
be running shouldnt be crashing if hal isnt running, there should be
an attempt to exit gracefully with a message to inform the user that
the application can not run without hal.  

Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2004-09-27 11:36:22 EDT
Will be fixed in 1.2.18
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2004-09-28 09:54:53 EDT
*** Bug 133874 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Jay Turner 2004-10-14 08:10:06 EDT
system-config-packages-1.2.18-1 has added dependencies for 
hal >= 0:0.2.98

So that portion of the bug is taken care of.