Bug 167870 - maxima (and maxima-gui?) missing from Fedora Extras in Bugzilla
maxima (and maxima-gui?) missing from Fedora Extras in Bugzilla
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 167786
Product: Bugzilla
Classification: Community
Component: Bugzilla General (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
David Lawrence
: 168071 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2005-09-08 23:12 EDT by Andre Robatino
Modified: 2007-04-18 13:31 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-09-09 21:39:16 EDT
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Description Andre Robatino 2005-09-08 23:12:30 EDT
Description of problem:
  The packages maxima and maxima-gui, currently in Fedora Extras, are not in
Bugzilla.  There is a serious bug in maxima-gui I need to report (namely that
exiting xmaxima in the usual way causes a logout of the entire X session).

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Comment 1 Walter Neumann 2005-09-09 01:16:11 EDT
I confirm the same problem with xmaxima: logging out (or even just killing the
xmaxima window) logs out of the entire X session. Messages shows:

Sep  9 01:04:06 neumann gconfd (neumann-3902): Received signal 15, shutting down
Sep  9 01:04:07 neumann gconfd (neumann-3902): Exiting

Version: maxima-gui-5.9.1-4.fc4
Comment 2 Andre Robatino 2005-09-09 02:00:05 EDT
  I can run xmaxima in the foreground from a terminal window and kill it with
Ctrl-C without killing the X session.
Comment 3 Andre Robatino 2005-09-09 08:33:54 EDT
  Sorry, this appears to be a duplicate of bug #167786 (the fact that maxima
isn't listed in Bugzilla, that is).
Comment 4 Rex Dieter 2005-09-09 09:27:11 EDT

In general, no single application should be able to take down an X session.    
 Further, xmaxima doesn't kill X (for me) when run on RH9, RHEL4, Fedora Core 3. 

However, I can confirm the crash on FC4, my ~/.xsession-errors (appended at the
end) is mostly unhelpful.  Considering that xmaxima is simply a wish(tk) script,
I'd venture this to be either a tk/tcl or X server bug, specific to Fedora Core 4.


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Copyright (c) Bruno Haible, Marcus Daniels 1994-1997
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Copyright (c) Bruno Haible, Sam Steingold 1999-2003

Maxima 5.9.1 http://maxima.sourceforge.net
Using Lisp CLISP 2.35 (2005-08-29)
Distributed under the GNU Public License. See the file COPYING.
Dedicated to the memory of William Schelter.
This is a development version of Maxima. The function bug_report()
provides bug reporting information.
(%i1) kicker: sighandler called
*** kdesktop got signal 15 (Exiting)
end from FAM server connection
X connection to :0.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown).
Comment 5 Alex Lancaster 2005-09-09 09:30:06 EDT
Andre, could you close this bug and mark it as duplicate of bug #167786?

As for the killing X problem, yes I can also confirm and it is probably an
upstream problem because I also had the same problem (before the FC4 packages
were created) when I "rolled my own" RPMs from the SRPMs that were supplied at

I was kinda hoping that the problem went away with the new FC4 packages.
Comment 6 Andre Robatino 2005-09-09 21:39:16 EDT
  Closing as a duplicate of bug #167786.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 167786 ***
Comment 7 Alex Lancaster 2005-09-16 02:47:12 EDT
Bugzilla component "maxima" has now been created, and a new bug on the X
crashing problem has been opened at: bug #168451
Comment 8 Kevin Kofler 2005-09-22 06:18:43 EDT
*** Bug 168071 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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