Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 59041
User Manager (redhat-config-users) application won't load
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:01 EDT
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Description of problem:
The application redhat-config-users (the User manager) won't load if
/usr/bin/python is updated by installing a more recent python distribution.
Tested with python2.1.2 final distribution. Some other graphically managed
ressources may be also affected.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install python2.1.2 final (not the .rpm disribution: the .tar.gz)
2. run User Manager (will not load)
3. "dowgrade" cp /usr/bin/python1.5 /usr/bin/python
to solve the problem.
4. goto 1. to reproduce the problem.
Expected Results: The application to work in both python environment.
Yes, upgrading Python will break things. Actually, it will probably break all
the pygtk-based apps on your system. The problem is that there aren't (as far
as I know) gtk1.2 modules for python2.2. I'm working on getting all the config
tools I've worked on ported to GTK2 (which is still in development too). I will
push a new redhat-config-users to Rawhide as soon as I get the porting done.
Until then, I would suggest staying with Python1.5.
When redhat-config-users is ported to GTK2, though, you'll have to upgrade a
whole boatload of RPMs that are needed by gtk2 (pango, atk, pygtk2, gtk+, etc.,
This bug is related in part to bug #59008.
I'm going to close this bug because there's nothing I can do to make
redhat-config-users work with both Python1.5 and Python2.2. The PyGtk1.5 and
PyGtk2 modules are currently mutually exclusive and there's nothing I can do to
make them work together. I am about 35% done with the port of
redhat-config-users to GTK2.
The answer for now is to stick with Python1.5 and redhat-config-users-0.9.2-6.
When the next version is ready, you can make the jump to Python2.2, Gtk2,
PyGtk2, and a new redhat-config-users that uses these new tools. You can wait
for the next release of Red Hat Linux or you can try grabbing the new packages
out of Rawhide. I wouldn't try it, though, until I finish with the port to
Gtk2. That should take a week or so more.
Thanks for your report.