lxde and nm-applet situation is worse: Jaunty python upgrade prevents pygtk apps from working

Paulo Silva nitrofurano at gmail.com
Fri Mar 27 20:51:51 UTC 2009

Well, i'm not yet using Jaunty (still on Interpid) - and i got an
annoying situation having both LXDE and Gnome installed - a dependence
named lxnm, not only it's not working, as well it removes by conflict
nm-applet (network-manager-gnome package), and if we insist
reinstalling LXDE, we take the risk on being completelly offline (if
we only have wireless access), like happened to me.

I think it were a MOTU 'disaster' on marking lxnm package as
conflicting with network-manager-gnome

I commented it at the LXDE mailing list, and they didn't like it at all as well

I hope this situation can be fixed soon - and helping people who want
to use LXDE working with nm-applet (network-manager-gnome package), or
having the freedom of choice - even from a larger wireless managers
diversity (which may help us to know which ones are the very better)


Another thing: i were having difficulties on booting the Jaunty
live-cd on a Macbook 2,0 - got completelly blank after usplash boot -
please try asap also...



On 3/27/09, James Westby <james.westby at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> This morning python2.6 version 2.6.1-1ubuntu5 made it in to Jaunty after
> being held for a few days for the freeze. Unfortunately this package
> contained an ABI break that meant some python extensions no longer
> worked, most notably pygtk. In other words if you installed this version
> you would see some apps fail to start with a message "undefined symbol:
> PyUnicodeUCS4_DecodeUTF8". Most importantly update-manager was affected,
> making it harder to upgrade to a fixed version.
>   https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/python2.6/+bug/349467/
> Access to the bad packages was blocked, which is why you might have
> seen 403 errors if you attempted to upgrade this morning, and fixed
> packages have been uploaded as version 2.6.1-1ubuntu5.1.
> To find out if you have the bad version of the package installed you
> can run
>   dpkg -l python2.6 | cat
> If the version is not 2.6.1-1ubuntu5 then you are unaffected, you should
> just be sure that you don't install that version if it is still
> accessible on your mirror.
> If you do have the bad version installed then you can upgrade using
> apt-get.
>   sudo apt-get update
>   sudo apt-get upgrade
> The fixed packages have only just been made available on the primary
> mirror, so you may need to wait a few hours before they can become
> available.
> Thanks,
> James
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