Bug 498268 - gdesklets always errors
Summary: gdesklets always errors
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdesklets
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Luya Tshimbalanga
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-04-29 16:59 UTC by Jeff Guerdat
Modified: 2009-05-25 21:22 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version: 0.36.1-6.fc11
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-05-25 21:22:45 UTC
Type: ---

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Description Jeff Guerdat 2009-04-29 16:59:40 UTC
Description of problem:
gdesklets never connects to server when first run (timeout) and generates the error "Could not import tiling module!".  

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Run gdesklets from terminal
2.Wait for ~1 minute for "Connecting to daemon" to complete.
3.Timeout failure.
Actual results:
[jguerdat@toshiba ~]$ gdesklets
Starting gdesklets-daemon...
Connecting to daemon [ ###         ]
Could not import tiling module!

Cannot establish connection to daemon: timeout!
The log file might help you solving the problem.

Log has no entries.

Expected results:
gdesklet startup normal with no errors

Additional info:

Comment 1 Luya Tshimbalanga 2009-04-29 20:26:46 UTC
The bug is caused by API incompatibility with python 2.6 which also affects other distributions. Upstream is investigating on it.

Comment 2 Savvas Radevic 2009-04-29 21:22:18 UTC
I'm not very familiar with the rpm packaging system, but in case fedora wants to temporarily fix this (as downstream):
- make python 2.5 devel available during build (python-devel-2.5 ?).
- restrict it to python < 2.6 until a fix is out
- something like the following lines in the .spec file:

rm -rf %{buildroot}
make install DESTDIR=%{buildroot}
for i in `find %{buildroot} -type f`; \
  do sed -i -e '1s,#!.*python.*,#!/usr/bin/python2.5,' $i; \

(not tested on fedora/redhat)

Comment 3 Luya Tshimbalanga 2009-04-30 06:04:45 UTC
Unfortunately the fix is useless because Fedora 11 and Rawhide have not python 2.5 available, only 2.6.

Comment 4 Luya Tshimbalanga 2009-05-13 07:09:26 UTC
Please test http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/buildinfo?buildID=101963

This version is patched to address python 3.6 issue until upstream releases 0.36.2

Comment 5 Stephanos Manos 2009-05-22 23:12:56 UTC
(In reply to comment #4)
> Please test http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/buildinfo?buildID=101963
> This version is patched to address python 3.6 issue until upstream releases
> 0.36.2  

The 0.36.2 from koji works on x86_64

Comment 6 Jeff Guerdat 2009-05-23 00:54:53 UTC
Sorry, missed this.  The update 0.36.1 works fine.  I see no 0.36.2 in koji.

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2009-05-23 07:22:30 UTC
gdesklets-0.36.1-6.fc11 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 11.

Comment 8 Luya Tshimbalanga 2009-05-23 07:25:07 UTC
0.36.2 is not released yet. Make sure to add karmas on above link so update can be pushed to stable.

Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2009-05-25 21:22:41 UTC
gdesklets-0.36.1-6.fc11 has been pushed to the Fedora 11 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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