Bug 974176 - softupd creates zombie yumex processes
Summary: softupd creates zombie yumex processes
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mate-applet-softupd
Version: 18
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Patrick Monnerat
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2013-06-13 15:06 UTC by Francois Cartegnie
Modified: 2013-07-03 01:43 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version: mate-applet-softupd-0.2.8-1.fc19
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2013-06-27 01:57:47 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Francois Cartegnie 2013-06-13 15:06:04 UTC
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:

Use applet...

Actual results:

yumex zombie processes

Additional info:

No wait handler: ignores manual SIGCHLD.

Comment 1 Patrick Monnerat 2013-06-17 09:34:01 UTC
Thanks for your bug report.
Problem is confirmed and upstream is working on it.
The next upstream version will fix it.

Comment 2 Assen Totin 2013-06-22 21:01:09 UTC

Thanks for the report - clearly a miss when the code was initially released (as an old-fashioned guy I use the applet only to notify me, but always update via console yum, hence have not spotted this - but I also do other odd things, so dont't take me as a role model).

Fixed in 0.2.8 available here: 

Works for me: when the GUI installer is exited, the child is wait()-ed for. This happens ones each 10 seconds, so a zombie, if spotted at all, should be gone in 10 seconds. 


Comment 3 Wolfgang Ulbrich 2013-06-22 21:18:49 UTC
Hi Assen,
thanks for the fix.
Same happens if i called yumex from mintmenu (in repos).
Will do a diff to see what you've done.
Maybe it helps me for mintmenu too.

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2013-06-24 10:10:24 UTC
mate-applet-softupd-0.2.8-1.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2013-06-24 10:10:37 UTC
mate-applet-softupd-0.2.8-1.fc19 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2013-06-24 11:05:51 UTC
mate-applet-softupd-0.2.8-1.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2013-06-24 18:51:05 UTC
Package mate-applet-softupd-0.2.8-1.fc19:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 19 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing mate-applet-softupd-0.2.8-1.fc19'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 8 Francois Cartegnie 2013-06-25 12:18:15 UTC
Seems fixed in mate-applet-softupd-0.2.8-1.fc18
Can't test 17/19

Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2013-06-27 01:57:47 UTC
mate-applet-softupd-0.2.8-1.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 10 Fedora Update System 2013-07-03 01:34:57 UTC
mate-applet-softupd-0.2.8-1.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 11 Fedora Update System 2013-07-03 01:43:37 UTC
mate-applet-softupd-0.2.8-1.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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