Bug 974176 - softupd creates zombie yumex processes
softupd creates zombie yumex processes
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mate-applet-softupd (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Patrick Monnerat
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-06-13 11:06 EDT by Francois Cartegnie
Modified: 2013-07-02 21:43 EDT (History)
4 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: mate-applet-softupd-0.2.8-1.fc19
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Last Closed: 2013-06-26 21:57:47 EDT
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Description Francois Cartegnie 2013-06-13 11:06:04 EDT
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 05:34:01 EDT
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 17:01:09 EDT

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 17:18:49 EDT
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 06:10:24 EDT
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 06:10:37 EDT
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 07:05:51 EDT
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 14:51:05 EDT
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 08:18:15 EDT
Seems fixed in mate-applet-softupd-0.2.8-1.fc18
Can't test 17/19
Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2013-06-26 21:57:47 EDT
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 2013-07-02 21:34:57 EDT
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 2013-07-02 21:43:37 EDT
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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