[Bug 81857] Re: Critical bug in gnome-applets postinstall script

doclist dclist at gmail.com
Sat Jan 27 17:12:25 UTC 2007

Should mention that this is Edgy.

** Description changed:

  Binary package hint: gnome-applets
  The postinstall script for gnome-applets version 2.16.1-0ubuntu4 contains a compileall.py
  directive which tries to compile /usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/py-0.8.0_alpha2-py2.4.egg/py/test/testing/data/syntax_error.py
  among others.
  However, 'syntax_error.py' is test function designed to be malformed, invalid python (and thus uncompilable).
+ This is on Edgy Eft.
  Workaround I used was to temporarily comment out the one line in
  syntax_error.py. Temporarily moving it somewhere else would also
  probably work.
  Output of apt-get install
   Reading package lists... Done
  Building dependency tree
  Reading state information... Done
  0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
  1 not fully installed or removed.
  Need to get 0B of archives.
  After unpacking, 0B of additional disk space will be used.
  Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
  Setting up gnome-applets (2.16.1-0ubuntu4) ...
  Compiling /usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/py-0.8.0_alpha2-py2.4.egg/py/test/testing/data/syntax_error.py ...
    File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/py-0.8.0_alpha2-py2.4.egg/py/test/testing/data/syntax_error.py", line 3
      this is really not python
  SyntaxError: invalid syntax
  dpkg: error processing gnome-applets (--configure):
   subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
  Errors were encountered while processing:
  E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

Critical bug in gnome-applets postinstall script

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