Bug 1021239 - Enhancement request: perl-Gtk2 [NEEDINFO]
Enhancement request: perl-Gtk2
Product: Fedora EPEL
Classification: Fedora
Component: perl-Gtk2 (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tom "spot" Callaway
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-10-20 13:13 EDT by Dave M
Modified: 2013-11-08 12:58 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: perl-Glib-1.280-4.el6
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Last Closed: 2013-11-08 12:58:40 EST
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Description Dave M 2013-10-20 13:13:41 EDT
Description of problem:
The current version of perl-Gtk2 is severely outdated - currently years out of date.  It is missing a great deal of bug fixes and improvements.

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Please consider updating to a newer version.  Newer versions bring a great deal of bug fixes and improvements.   Fedora currently has perl-Gtk2-1.247-1, which is considered stable.  I do realize the EPEL series isn't meant for latest and greatest.
Comment 1 Fedora Update System 2013-10-23 18:27:37 EDT
perl-Glib-1.280-4.el6,perl-Gtk2-1.248-1.el6 has been submitted as an update for Fedora EPEL 6.
Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2013-10-24 15:08:45 EDT
Package perl-Glib-1.280-4.el6, perl-Gtk2-1.248-1.el6:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora EPEL 6 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=epel-testing perl-Glib-1.280-4.el6 perl-Gtk2-1.248-1.el6'
as soon as you are able to.
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then log in and leave karma (feedback).
Comment 3 Dave M 2013-10-26 11:10:13 EDT

Further testing shows this build may be missing some files.  For example, this build should have Gtk2::Spinner, but it doesn't:

[dave@centos ~]$ perl -MGtk2=-init -E 'my $a = Gtk2::Spinner->new'
Can't locate object method "new" via package "Gtk2::Spinner" (perhaps you forgot to load "Gtk2::Spinner"?) at -e line 1.

Or try

rpm -ql perl-Gtk2 |grep -i spinner

No results.

The build logs show that this build "provides" Gtk2::Spinner, but I'm unable to use it.  I'm going to compare spec files from this and the Fedora builds and see if something is different.

Can anyone verify this?

Dave M
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2013-11-08 12:58:40 EST
perl-Glib-1.280-4.el6, perl-Gtk2-1.248-1.el6 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 6 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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