Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 459358
Double-clicking rpms in evolution barfs if spaces in path
Last modified: 2008-10-26 12:32:18 EDT
Either evolution or the program that handles installing rpms when double-clicked (PackageKit?), or maybe the glue between them, cannot cope with spaces in pathnames.
How to reproduce: do a clean Fedora 9 installation. Reboot and log in. Put the DVD in the drive and it gets automatically mounted at /media/Fedora 9 x86_64 DVD. (At least with the DVD I have; note the spaces in the pathname.)
Browse to the Packages directory using Evolution and double-click on an rpm package. Enter the root password when prompted. The Install Package window appears with an error:
Can't install /media/Fedora
Note that the pathname has been chopped at the first space character.
My guess is it's PackageKit at fault, since if you right-click and Open with Archive Manager it works fine.
Should be fixed if you update PackageKit, it was a bug in the filename handling code fixed a few months ago. Please reopen if updating PackageKit doesn't fix this. Thanks.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 445158 ***
I did 'yum update' (for the first time since installing the system). The old error is gone but now a different message is displayed:
failed to get a TID: Incorrect path with ';' returned!
This when I try to install /media/Fedora 9 x86_64 DVD/Packages/a2ps-4.13b-71.fc9.i386.rpm by double-clicking on the icon.
This works for me now, with any 0.3.x version of PackageKit.