Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 117111
modal dialog frustrates user when package dependency error
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:37 EST
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Description of problem:
When graphical up2date detects a package dependency error, then it
gives a Warning! in a modal dialog box which makes it impossible for
the user to scroll through the pacakge list until the modal warning is
dismissed. So the user must remember the package names and cause(s)
of the error while trying to chnage the package selections. Instead,
it should be possible to scroll and change the package list while
Warning is still visible.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Select packages which will cause a dependency error, and try to go
2. Get the Warning! about package dependency error.
3. Try to scroll or change the package selection list before
dismissing the Warning.
Actual Results: Scrolling or changing the package selection list is
inhibited as long as the Warning! dialog box has not been dismissed.
Expected Results: The user should be able to refer to the Warning
while trying to fix the problem by inspecting and changing the package
Workaround: copy+paste the text of the Warning into a temporary editor
buffer, dismiss the Warning dialog. Now you can scroll and change the
Note that FC2 is no longer supported even by Fedora Legacy. Also, up2date has
been replaced by pirut and pup since FC5. FC3 and FC4 are supported by Fedora
Legacy for security issues only. If this still occurs on FC3 or FC4 and is a
security issue, please reopen and assign to that version and Fedora Legacy. If
it occurs on RHEL 3 or 4, please reassign or refile against that product.
The codebase for pirut and pup is quite different, so existing bugs do not
apply, but please continue testing them on the still supported versions of
Fedora Core and file bugs as necessary.