Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 469229
xdg-utils seems broken as reported on this site http://awn.planetblur.org/index.php?shard=forum&action=g_reply&ID=2070#24172
Last modified: 2008-10-31 11:51:06 EDT
Description of problem:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):1.0.2-4.fc9
Installing the Avant Window Navigator (avant-window-navigator) and then trying to run the manager by typing awn-manager at the terminal
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install Avant Window Manager (http://awn-project.org/) by yum install avant-window-manager
2.Try to run the manager toll for the software - awn-manager
Fails silently if accessed using the menu. In the terminal, the following output is generated
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/awn-manager", line 46, in <module>
from awnApplet import awnApplet
File "/usr/share/avant-window-navigator/awn-manager/awnApplet.py", line 38, in <module>
from xdg.DesktopEntry import DesktopEntry
File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/xdg/DesktopEntry.py", line 184
self.errors.append("Group may either have OnlyShowIn or NotShowIn, but not both")
IndentationError: expected an indented block
Should open up the manager console
I myself tried to open the file /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/xdg/DesktopEntry.py and added an indent at line number 184 and it worked.
Reassigning to pyxdg
pyxdg-0.16-1.fc8 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 8.
pyxdg-0.16-1.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9.
I've also requested an F10 override for this fix, and sent the patch upstream.
pyxdg-0.16-1.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
pyxdg-0.16-1.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
I installed the updated package from
and the awn-manager is working (still!).
This was my first firsthand experience of submitting a bug to the community and it resolves... zap!
Fabulous. Great going guys.