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Old 07-19-2003, 12:47 PM   #1
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Red face redhat-config-packages dont show up

hello all,
I use Redhat 8.0, and I have been experiencing problems opening redhat-config-packages. It used to work before, but i am not having any idea as to what might have happened.

When using the gui based Applications -> System Settings -> Packages, linux prompts me for entering the root password, and authenticates it but nothing shows up and theres no error message in any open console or terminal.

When I give the command "redhat-config-packages", in the terminal, it asks me for the root password, and gives me the following error:

(process:5532): Gtk-WARNING **: Locale not supported by C library.
Using the fallback 'C' locale.

( Gtk-WARNING **: /usr/lib/gtk-2.0/2.0.0/engines/ undefined symbol: gtk_rc_style_get_type
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/share/redhat-config-packages/", line 121, in ?
File "/usr/lib/python2.2/", line 372, in setlocale
return _setlocale(category, locale)
locale.Error: locale setting not supported

There's one reference I feel might be useful to mention. I am connected to the internet through a cable modem, and my ip address is dynamic. I started to get a new error when I login to linux, saying that
"linux could not look up for the IP address (so and so hostname), and some gnome functions might not work properly. The problem can be rectified by adding 'hostname' to /etc/hosts "
I thought that might be the problem for redhat-config-packages but even though i add the hostname to /etc/hosts, i still have the same problem. redhat-config-packages wont open up.

I dont remember making any major changes to linux recently, but yes - i tried to install netscape, but couldnt install because of some conflicts. However i feel it might not have affected redhat-config-packages.

Could anyone help me please?

Vijay Kalivarapu.
Old 07-19-2003, 01:34 PM   #2
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Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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This error has nothing to do with your internet connection.
However, if you want to fix the hostname problem.

In RedHat, it is better to add the primary hostname of your system in /etc/sysconfig/network.
Edit the line HOSTNAME=

As for package managers, you may prefer using


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