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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:
[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__
File "/usr/share/redhat-config-packages/comps.py", line 471, in readCompsFile
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?
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.