Description of problem:
The current version of lyx in stable EPEL-5 is 126.96.36.199-1.el5, while the latest build in koji is 1.6.7-1.el5, which reportedly contains a bunch of bugfixes.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
lyx-1.6.7-1.el5 has been submitted as an update for Fedora EPEL 5.
lyx-1.6.7-1.el5 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 5 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update lyx'. You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/lyx-1.6.7-1.el5
I encountered no regressions. It didn't fix the crash we've been experiencing, but the person who asked me to file this hasn't given me a test case or backtrace for that anyway.
lyx-1.6.7-1.el5 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 5 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.