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Old 10-16-2002, 02:08 PM   #1
ShaneNINE
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redhat-config-packages problem


Running RedHat 8.0 on a test box. redhat-config-packages (the Packages program in System Settings) is acting goofy. When I start it a little window comes up saying Checking System Status Packages and the progress bar goes from left to right. But when it finishes the program just quits and shuts down.

I ran it from a terminal window and got this:
Code:
[root@redhat8 bin]# redhat-config-packages

(MainWindow.py:1422): Gtk-WARNING **: /usr/lib/gtk-2.0/2.0.0/engines/libmetal.so: undefined symbol: gtk_toggle_button_get_type
Xlib:  extension "RENDER" missing on display ":0.0".
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/redhat-config-packages/MainWindow.py", line 163, in ?
    comps = im.readCompsViaMethod(hdlist, progress.update)
  File "/usr/share/redhat-config-packages/method.py", line 488, in readCompsViaMethod
    update_method = update_method)
  File "/usr/share/redhat-config-packages/comps.py", line 387, in __init__
    self.readCompsFile(file, self.packages)
  File "/usr/share/redhat-config-packages/comps.py", line 471, in readCompsFile
    self.setupStateDicts(packages)
  File "/usr/share/redhat-config-packages/comps.py", line 420, in setupStateDicts
    for prov in h[rpm.RPMTAG_PROVIDES]:
TypeError: iteration over non-sequence
What the hell is all that? It used to work just fine and rpm at the prompt works fine (except it often tells me programs are already installed, but when I try to remove them it says the program is not installed). I haven't been able to find anything remotely helpful about this so I have no idea what to do. Can someone help?

Thanks.
 
Old 10-16-2002, 02:33 PM   #2
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I can tell you what the hell it is, but I can't help you solve it.

"undefined symbol" is when you call someone and they're not home. My guess is there's a missing piece that is needed. Maybe you could install all development tools and see what happens.
 
Old 10-18-2002, 10:14 AM   #3
ShaneNINE
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How would I do that? Is that a specific RPM or a whole bunch of them? If it's an RMP I can use RPM, but the graphical thing won't work. Thanks.
 
Old 10-18-2002, 10:34 AM   #4
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either of two things: you've upgraded to gtk-2.0 with depes problems or to python-2.2.1 with deps problems again or both, I used to get the similar results when I upgraded python to 2.2.x from source and rpm bgged out, so I couldn't use up2date + when I took one more step farther with upgrading gtk to 2.0 all my GUI apps that relied on gtk bugged out as well, in my case it was pixbuf that bothered the system, I never got it working though until I removed RH and put Slackware, but it is a different story.
 
Old 10-18-2002, 11:44 AM   #5
ShaneNINE
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I reinstalled GTK+, GTK, GLIB, and GTK-ENGINE, but I still get the same error. Really odd. Anyway to reinstall the redhat-config-packages app?
 
Old 10-18-2002, 11:49 AM   #6
ShaneNINE
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Well, duh, there is! I reinstalled it and am still getting the same errors. BTW, I'm reinstalling all this stuff from the CDs I used to install RedHat.
 
Old 10-18-2002, 12:11 PM   #7
ShaneNINE
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And I reinstalled COMPS. Still not working.
 
Old 10-18-2002, 06:08 PM   #8
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"When I start it" - do you mean Add/Remove? Never crapped out on 3 machines here. One being ancient Celeron. Albeit slow.

To install dev. tools, you have this option at install to choose packages. Choose everything.

It'd be good if you post your setup and OSes.

BTW, is Germantown close to Georgetown? Or are they the same? GT is a very beautiful, relaxing escape for students.
 
Old 10-21-2002, 11:38 AM   #9
ShaneNINE
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Quote:
Originally posted by jetblackz
"When I start it" - do you mean Add/Remove?
Nope. I mean launching the app via the icon or the prompt.

Quote:
It'd be good if you post your setup and OSes.
RedHat 8 running on VMware 3.2.

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BTW, is Germantown close to Georgetown?
No, but it's somewhat close. Germantown is about 20 miles north-west of DC.

Thanks.
 
  


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