Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 974176
softupd creates zombie yumex processes
Last modified: 2013-07-02 21:43:37 EDT
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
yumex zombie processes
No wait handler: ignores manual SIGCHLD.
Thanks for your bug report.
Problem is confirmed and upstream is working on it.
The next upstream version will fix it.
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.
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.
mate-applet-softupd-0.2.8-1.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.
mate-applet-softupd-0.2.8-1.fc19 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.
mate-applet-softupd-0.2.8-1.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.
* 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.
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Seems fixed in mate-applet-softupd-0.2.8-1.fc18
Can't test 17/19
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.
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.
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.