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Bug 117790 - Epiphany Install while in desktop doesn't work
Epiphany Install while in desktop doesn't work
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: libbonobo (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Jonathan Blandford
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Blocks: FC2Blocker
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Reported: 2004-03-08 12:17 EST by Alexander Larsson
Modified: 2013-04-02 00:19 EDT (History)
6 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: libbbonobo-2.8.0-2
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Last Closed: 2004-09-28 05:53:37 EDT
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Description Alexander Larsson 2004-03-08 12:17:34 EST
If you install the rpm while running the gnome desktop the app doesn't
work. Launching epi gives some bonobo-activation error. Restarting
bonobo-activation makes it work. We should probably do some magic in
Comment 1 Christopher Blizzard 2004-03-08 16:26:14 EST
I don't know enough about the activation stuff to know how to fix
this.  Can you hup it?  Is there some kind of rescan command?
Comment 2 Alexander Larsson 2004-03-15 11:44:54 EST
I'm not really sure, and there might be several bonobo-activation
running... Also, i think no other packages are doing this.
Comment 3 Brent Fox 2004-03-24 12:10:03 EST
I'm seeing this too with the rawhide-latest tree.
Comment 4 Warren Togami 2004-04-17 07:02:12 EDT
I just tried this, seems to work for me.  Can anybody confirm?
Comment 5 Colin Charles 2004-05-07 08:13:21 EDT
I just installed epiphany 1.1.12-0 and the problem exists (with
today's rawhide tree). Comes out as a Question dialog, with the message:

"Bonobo couldn't locate the GNOME_Epiphany_Automation. server file.
You can use bonobo-activation-sysconf to configure the search path for
bonobo server files." 

Option is to click Cancel. And yes, restarting bonobo-activation
solves the problem. 
Comment 6 Colin Charles 2004-05-09 06:10:26 EDT
epiphany-1.2.4-1 from the new tree fixes this, on my system.
Comment 7 Brion Vibber 2004-09-28 01:34:40 EDT
I just saw this problem on Fedora Core 2, installing
epiphany-1.2.7-0.2.2. Reopen?

I'm up to date on FC2 package updates, and also have some packages
installed from Fedora.us extras and the Ximian Mono packages.
Comment 8 Brion Vibber 2004-09-28 02:27:32 EDT
Trying to launch it again about an hour after installation seems to be
working, but it would be nice to have it work immediately after
Comment 9 Mark McLoughlin 2004-09-28 02:31:37 EDT
bonobo-activation-server re-scans the .server files before processing
a query if it hasn't scanned within the last 5 seconds.

So, I wouldn't expect to see this problem for more than 5 seconds
after installing the package.
Comment 10 Mark McLoughlin 2004-09-28 02:40:14 EDT
Correction, it checks the mtime on /usr/lib/bonobo/servers rather than
the .server files itself. Perhaps that's the issue here - if the file
gets overwritten rather than removed and then re-written, then the
mtime wouldn't change?
Comment 11 Mark McLoughlin 2004-09-28 05:35:02 EDT
Okay, it turns out that the check-registry-mtime stuff wasn't being
invoked with the unusual activation method epiphany uses.

Have a fix for bonobo-activation-server
Comment 12 Mark McLoughlin 2004-09-28 05:53:37 EDT
Fixed upstream:


Backported patch in libbonobo-2.8.0-2

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