Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 81037
rhn-applet.-gui does not work
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:04 EDT
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Description of problem:
It has really not worked since mid december (i.e. Raw Hide). A full phoebe
upgrade did not help, either. I've updated to latest Raw Hide of rhn*, pygtk2,
pyorbit, gnome-python2* and pygtk2, plus pythin, FWIW. The error it reports in
its current state is:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/rhn-applet-gui", line 16, in ?
File "/usr/bin/../share/rhn/rhn_applet/rhn_utils.py", line 17, in ?
from rhn_applet_rpm import rhnAppletRPM
File "/usr/bin/../share/rhn/rhn_applet/rhn_applet_rpm.py", line 10, in ?
ImportError: /usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/rpmmodule.so: undefined symbol:
I've seen different problems earlier.
Also, there is no rhn_applet_gui in the gnome "Add to Panel" menu.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run rhn-applet-gui.
I have not actually seen it "working" (giving notification of new packages)
but in any case it is not stable. You can start 'rhn-applet-gui' and the
button appears on the panel and can be configured. But it does not survive
X restarts and reboots (the button disappears from the panel and does not
reappear later like the other icons/buttons).
After a new 'rhn-applet-gui' command two buttons appear on the panel.
The original (blue with tick mark) reappears and a new green one also appears.
This is on phoebe 2 with all the updates (up2date).
I cannot reproduce this:
1/ installed beta 2, rhn-applet was missing from the comps file
this is fixed now but as a result it wasn't installed by default.
2/ I upgraded to the latest version using up2date
3/ I installed rhn-applet using up2date
4/ rebooted to get a fresh install as would have resulted from
a clean install.
5/ login in Gnome, the applet shows up in the panel, asking for
action (red blinking)
6/ went through the couple of registration steps
7/ then the applet made the network connection (green) for 20 secs
8/ as no updates were needed it turned blue as expected.
9/ logged out and relogged in to check the behaviour
10/ the applet started and kept blue as expected since no update are available
Works for me !
I did precisely the same as in your steps 1/, 2/, 3/ and 4/.
(except that I did not immediately reboot. I first finished some things I
was busy with and then shut down the laptop. The things I finished had nothing
to do with up2date or rhn or rhn-applet)
When I rebooted the next day and entered gnome the (red) rhn-applet did NOT
show up on the panel.
Looking around I discovered a curious (green) rhn-applet entry in 'System Tools'
with which you could do essentialy nothing.
So I started the rhn-applet from the command line (just like under RH-8.0
whenever it had accidentaly been removed from the panel).
This placed the applet on the panel but it was immediately the blue one.
And this one does not survive X restarts and reboots.
This doesn't sound like 100% correct behaviour to me.