Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 443278
RFE: error dialogs need to allow selectable text
Last modified: 2008-04-21 13:17:36 EDT
Description of problem:
Error dialogs for PackageKit should allow the user to drag/select the text for X
copy to report bugs. Currently several dialogs do not allow any text to be
selected (in Gnome while using Metacity or Compiz at least).
Leon Stringer reports to fedora-test-list (the dialog that is broken, Seth Vidal
already replied as to the fix for the update failure):
If I try to update my F9 install I now get "An internal system error has occurred".
I've attached a screenshot as I don't fancy typing in all the Python errors,
although here's the first few:
Error Type: <type 'exceptions.UnboundLocalError'>
Error Value: local variable 'r_e' referenced before assignment
File: /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/update-system.py , line 18, in <module>
(As an aside, it would probably be better if users could select the text in this
Created attachment 303037 [details]
Alternately, the dialog could include a first line indicating where the message
was saved to text output for the user to access.
The internal error is a yum problem - just do "yum update yum" and then you can
use PackageKit as normal. In git master I've made the text selectable and
scrollable in a textbox, but it's not trivial to backport for F9. I can rewrite
the patch for F9 if you think this is important.
I think it is important for F9 during its lifetime, but I wouldn't think its critical to get out the door at
release. This does make it much harder for people to report bugs, or in some dialogs to even see all that
is going on (especially small screens). The sooner the better for F9... but IMO not ahead of actually fixing
anything else that is causing the errors. If it can be backported in an early F9 update then I'd suggest
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 440279 ***