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S724 04-21-2010 06:56 PM

nautilus crash after control-center-extra rpm package installation
Hi everyone! I installed control-center-extra package in Fedora 12 to have the focus-follows-mouse. It did the job, but on the next restart numerous instances of ¨Starting File Manager¨ were produced, and eventually nautilus-2.28.1-2.fc12 file manager crashed, and SELinux gave the following message:

1. SELinux is preventing /usr/bin/python ¨create¨ access on fedora- debuginfo

2. SELinux is preventing /usr/bin/python ¨create¨ access on rawhide- debuginfo

Could anyone tell me how to work around this problem?

smoker 04-21-2010 08:22 PM

There is a bug in one of the packages involved.
How to fix.


yum erase control-center-extra
when that has finished


yum downgrade control-center control-center-filesystem gnome-desktop

When that finishes, the nautilus windows stop spawning. Even after reboot things are fine.

If you can't get a terminal up while the nautilus issue is going on, reboot into run level 3 by using the grub menu to edit the kernel commands and adding a space then 3 to the end of the line.

Log in as a user, then su - to root, then use the yum commands I listed.

Of course you will lose focus follows mouse, but it's better than the alternative !

For future reference, how to find out what got installed after the fact.


yum history list
shows you the last things yum did, and they have ID numbers.
Pick the highest ID for the info you need.


yum history info <ID>
shows you what you installed and the dependencies that were also installed/upgraded.

Then you can backtrack. It's best to downgrade them all at once, so that dependencies are met properly.
I uninstalled control-center-extra first because it's difficult to downgrade something that wasn't installed before !
(although that might fix the nautilus bug if you downgraded all the packages at once including control-center-extra)

I've now posted a bug at Redhat bugzilla.

smoker 04-23-2010 05:29 PM

I've just done a full update, and then installed the control-panel-extras with no problems.

try it and see.
Please quote any problems, as I'm passing them on to the maintainers.

Give uname -a etc, for helpful information.

radwa 05-07-2010 06:16 AM

I had a similar problem too and as the downgrading process was taking place, all the extra "Starting File Manager" just closed..

although this sounds weird..
At the first step:
"Package Control Center available but not installed
No packages marked for removal"
so I am not sure exactly what triggered the problem to start with
I couldn't understand a lot from the yum history list..
but oh well, it is as good as new now

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