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Strange gdesklets problem

Crime scene from Fedora Extras reported on this
Fedora Forum post
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I investigated the problem on the spec file and notice that "pyobirt >= 2.0.1". I am completely baffled what cause pyborbt to require == 2.0.1. I removed the ">=" for the update. I wonder what caused that glitch.

Here is the report:
$ gdesklets shell

You're running gDesklets for the first time.
gDesklets will start a requirements check now...

Checking requirements:
- sys ... found
- xml.parsers.expat ... found
- xml.sax ... found
- gtk ... found
- ORBit ... found
Version check failed.

ORBit python bindings (pyorbit) version == 2.0.1 are required.

Please make sure that the required software is installed.
Also try to avoid having multiple versions of a library/binding on your system.
gDesklets won't work if you don't have all necessary dependencies installed
on your system.

THE STARTUP WILL BE CANCELLED NOW

Comments

sdfasfdasfd said…
Found the answer myself in the end...

This works fine on FC5, maybe it'll help on other distros:

Open the file /usr/lib/gdesklets/gdesklets in a text editor (I used vi) and find the two lines where the dependency is checked:

( ("ORBit",), lambda m : m.__version__ == (2, 0, 1),
_("ORBit python bindings (pyorbit) version == 2.0.1 are required.")


then edit the entries to read:

( ("ORBit",), lambda m : m.__version__ >= (2, 0, 1),
_("ORBit python bindings (pyorbit) version >= 2.0.1 are required.")

Save the file and away you go

Hope this helps if you're having the same problem.
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