Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 800044
Please follow upstream behavior when DISPLAY not found
Last modified: 2013-02-26 10:10:40 EST
Description of problem:
pygtk-2.10.1-4 introduced "pygtk-nodisplay-exception.patch" in order to fix bug #208608. This patch changes the default upstream behavior when a display is not found, from printing a warning to raising an ImportError. It's been there for +5 years, is it still required?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
$ unset DISPLAY
>>> import gtk
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/gtk-2.0/gtk/__init__.py", line 64, in <module>
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/gtk-2.0/gtk/__init__.py", line 52, in _init
RuntimeError: could not open display
The module should load with a warning:
>>> import gtk
/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/gtk-2.0/gtk/__init__.py:57: GtkWarning: could not open display
PyGTK 2.10 changelog describing the "new" behavior:
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