Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 237077
[RHEL 5] pygtk2 bug in 2.10.1 (fixed in 2.10.3) causes Revelation to crash
Last modified: 2013-04-12 15:07:01 EDT
Description of problem:
A known problem with the pygtk2 release from RHEL5 causes GTK programs (like
Revelation) to fail.
The Revelation author references the bug in a thread about the problem.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run Revelation
Hmm, the pygtk-2.10.3 announcement claims the crasher was introduced in 2.10.2.
This bug is filed against 2.10.1.
In any case, it shouldn't be too hard to backport subsequent pygtk fixes.
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux release. Since this
bugzilla is in a component that is not approved for the current
release, it has been closed with resolution deferred. You may
reopen this bugzilla for consideration in the next release.
I have no idea what Red Hat Product Management is trying to say here.
Bugs in pygtk2 (a RHEL component) are not considered for exactly what reason ?
(Matthew: yes, apparently the ChangeLog does not correctly reflect the version
that introduced the problem.)
This is just Red Hat's horrible policy of closing bugs that aren't going to make
it into the next RHEL update. It just means that we've taken on all the bugs we
can handle for 5.1, and this one will have to wait until a subsequent update.
Resetting flags and proposing this for 5.2.
[Just a quarterly reminder that this bug needs fixing.]
Can we expect an update in bugzilla when someone comes around and looks at it ?
Or is it possible that somehow without any progress in this bugreport, 5.2 comes
out with a fix ?
I'm just asking because I fear 5.2 will not fix this bug if something isn't
happening here. Would a fix show up in fastrack regardless of this report ?
I'll make sure it gets fixed for 5.2, assuming Product Management approves it.
I think they're still pretty focused on 5.1 at the moment. This time next month
we should start to see some action.
Created attachment 211551 [details]
Patch for pygtk2-2.10.1 that backports the relevant code from pytk2-2.10.2.
This patch backports the relevant bits from pygtk2 2.10.2 to 2.10.1.
The resulting packages for RHEL5 will e available from:
until it gets fixed upstream.
Found the corresponding upstream bug for this:
Fixed in pygtk2-2.10.1-9.el5
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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