[RHBA-2003:219-01] A common GNOME panel crash has been resolved

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                   Red Hat Bug Fix Advisory

Synopsis:          A common GNOME panel crash has been resolved
Advisory ID:       RHBA-2003:219-01
Issue date:        2003-07-02
Updated on:        2003-07-02
Product:           Red Hat Linux
Keywords:          tray notification area vertical panel GNOME
Cross references:  
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1. Topic:

If the Panel Notification Area applet is placed on a vertical GNOME panel, 
the panel will crash each time the user logs in. This erratum fixes
this issue.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Linux 8.0 - i386

3. Problem description:

The Panel Notification Area applet contains a bug which leads to an
assertion failure in panels with a vertical orientation. This error causes
the GNOME panel to crash whenever a user logs in. Another symptom of this
bug includes the presence of vertically stacked notification icons when
using a menu panel or horizontal panel.

The new gnome-panel package within this erratum contains an updated
notification area applet which properly handles vertical panels.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade.  Only those
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated.  Those RPMs which are
not installed but included in the list will not be updated.  Note that you
can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the
desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network.  Many
people find this an easier way to apply updates.  To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:


This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla for more info):

75138 - Panel Crashes after moving to vertical postion on Right side of screen.
75236 - Tray icons stack (up and down) improperly when a gnome panel is configured for "small".

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Linux 8.0:



7. Verification:

MD5 sum                          Package Name
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c9b108b83f893281d1c7c6f578b86206 8.0/en/os/SRPMS/gnome-panel-2.0.6-9.2.src.rpm
542d6738a385876bc13c24c821a31fea 8.0/en/os/i386/gnome-panel-2.0.6-9.2.i386.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key is
available from http://www.redhat.com/security/keys.html

You can verify each package with the following command:
    rpm --checksig -v <filename>

If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or
tampered with, examine only the md5sum with the following command:
    md5sum <filename>

8. References:


9. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <secalert@redhat.com>.  More contact
details at http://www.redhat.com/solutions/security/news/contact.html

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