Bug 602489 - zenity --info chokes on certain inputs
Summary: zenity --info chokes on certain inputs
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: zenity
Version: 12
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matthias Clasen
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-06-09 23:49 UTC by Daniel U. Thibault
Modified: 2010-12-03 13:56 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-12-03 13:56:28 UTC

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Description Daniel U. Thibault 2010-06-09 23:49:09 UTC
Description of problem:

When the text passed to zenity --info contains "<=", zenity issues an error message on stderr but then displays an odd information dialog.

How reproducible:
Feed the output of some "rpm --requires" to "zenity --text-info".

Steps to Reproduce:
1. RPMOUT=$(rpm -qp "rpmfilename" --requires)
2. zenity --info --text "$RPMOUT"
Actual results:
An info window stating "All updates are complete."
stderr: (zenity:5416): GtkWARNING **: Failed to set text from markup due to error parsing markup.  Error in line nn char xx: '=' is not a valid character following a '<' character; it may not begin an element name.

Expected results:
An actual zenity error window, or no window at all.

Additional info:
Substituting '\<' for '<' does not help.  stderr indicates zenity tries to interpret the input text as xml, so apparently the "<=" needs to be escaped beforehand somehow.

Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2010-11-03 13:22:28 UTC
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