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Old 06-12-2007, 06:16 PM   #1
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can't open "add/remove software" or "software updater" windows

I can't seem to open either of the windows below in Fedora 7.

add/remove software
software updater

This issue first began after I installed WINE from the add/remove software window. After WINE was installed I tried to install a windows application as a test. The win app installed successfully but I could never get it to successfully open. So I uninstalled the win app and then found I couldn't access the add/remove software window. I assumed this problem was related to the WINE package so I manually uninstalled it along with all of it's dependencies. Unfortunately I still can't access pirut. When I type pirut from the command line this is what I get.
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/sbin/pirut", line 35, in <module>
    from yum.constants import *
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/", line 20, in <module>
    import rpm
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/rpm/", line 7, in <module>
    from _rpm import *
ImportError: /usr/lib/ undefined symbol: luaS_freeall
Any suggestions?

I should also point out that the 'add/remove software' label briefly appears on the bottom panel of my desktop (not sure what the correct term for that panel is) before disappearing.

Last edited by 7trek; 06-12-2007 at 06:21 PM.
Old 06-12-2007, 09:06 PM   #2
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File a bug report here by selecting "Enter a new bug report" and attach a copy of that traceback report as a text file. Make sure to explain everything that led to this event.


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