Bug 815 - Available packages scan
Available packages scan
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: glint (Show other bugs)
5.1
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-01-13 01:38 EST by seanh1
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-01-13 17:20:37 EST
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Description seanh1 1999-01-13 01:38:45 EST
No matter what directory I enter in the configuration box
and no matter how many times I quit and reload Glint, the
scan for available packages fails. I've tried useing the
cdrom (/mnt/cdrom) dir and several local directories which
contain rpm files I have downloaded, but I get the same
error everytime. The scan window pops up and then just sits
there. Anyway, I hope this is not old news. I usually try to
solve these little setbacks myself, but I have no experiance
with python and can't find any reference to my problem
anywhere else.
By using an xterm to launch Glint I was able to retrieve
this as output from the error... Maybe it will help.

In this case I set the configuration to /var/lib/rpm
There are several RedHat rpm's here as well as rpm's I
downloaded from the net.

<xterm output>

Exception in Tkinter callback
Traceback (innermost last):
  File
"/var/tmp/python-root/usr/lib/python1.5/lib-tk/Tkinter.py",
line 752, in __call__
    return apply(self.func, args)
  File "./glint.py", line 62, in available
    availablePackageSet = PackagePathSet(currentPackagePath)
  File "./packageset.py", line 157, in __init__
    self.setPath(path)
  File "./packageset.py", line 148, in setPath
    self.addPackage(package)
  File "./packageset.py", line 40, in addPackage
    self.packages[package.getLabel()] = package
  File "./package.py", line 138, in getLabel
    return (self.getName() + ":" + self.getVersion() + ":" +
  File "./package.py", line 116, in getName
    return self.h[rpm.RPMTAG_NAME]
AttributeError: h

<end xterm output>

ps.. Other than the above annoyance [just an oppurtunity to
learn command line rpm! ;-} ] I am thouroughly pleased with
your particular flavour of Linux. Although I got my copy of
RedHat 5.1 from a friend, I am definately going to buy a
copy for myself (as soon as personal economics allow that
is!!) THANX!!!
Sean M Henderson
Toronto Ontario Canada
Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-01-13 17:20:59 EST
This was a known problem with Glint shipped with 5.1 We have posted an
update to our web site at
http://www.redhat.com/support/docs/rhl/rh51-errata-general.html#glint.
Please obtain this package and upgrade. This should hopefully solve
the problem you are having.

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