Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 80231
rhn-applet-gui is gone, and crashes if restarted
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:04 EDT
When I log in after an upgrade from 8.0 to the first public beta, the rhn applet
icon is gone from the notification area of the gnome panel. If I try to restart
it, I get:
** ERROR ** file pygobject.c: line 122 (ygobject_lookup_class): assertion
failed: (type != NULL)
Could it be just because the machine used to be registered with the 8.0 install,
but is no longer registered in the new install (install from scratch, not upgrade).
In my case, I did a _clean_ install of Phoebe, rather than an update (over
The applet shows in the menus, but NEVER shows up in the panet (either under
Gnome, *or* KDE).
I tried recompiling it and instead of the error mentioned above it runs, and
appears in the panel. But if I select any of the options I get a Segmentation
fault. Since it is a python script I can't debug it with gdb. So I am going to
attach the last part of the output of strace.
Created attachment 88983 [details]
Same assertion failure and abort here, after 8.0 -> Phoebe upgrade. (Note: I
already did "rm -rf /usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/bonobo" as mentioned in bug
79652 and up2date does work for me).
I just created a new user and logged in. I found rhn-applet-gui working, but
then it still crashes on my main account. I think the out of the box issue is
lack of a recent version of rpm.
Okay, first I was able to reproduce the rhn applet start problem on Phoebe.
Second I upgraded with rhn-applet-2.0.7-1 which is in the Rawhide tree (or
will soon show up), that was sufficient to solve the initial problem, the
menus are functional, no crash and proper report of the status apparently.
The problem of the rhn-applet not showing up in the Gnome toolbar list
of applet is due to a change in the Gnome configuration path, I expect to
fix this in time for the release.
I don't know where the problem for Nathan G. Grennan main account comes from,
could you try to remove ~/.rhn-applet.cache and restart the applet ? Could
you also check that ~/.rhn-applet.conf has no trouble usually all entries
are empty except Consent=1 or some IgnoredPackages being defined.
After upgrading to rhn-applet-2.0.7-1 I no longer see any crashes.
Okay, note that to avoid a memory leak you aso need to update pygtk2
(see bug https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=81341)
I've updated stuff from Rawhide, including the glibc libraries and the rhn_applet.
It now works!