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Bug Fix Advisory switchdesk bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2011:1295-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2012-02-20
Last updated on: 2012-02-20
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

Details

Updated switchdesk packages that fix two bugs are now available for Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 5.

The Desktop Switcher is a tool which enables users to easily switch between
various desktop environments that they have installed. The tool includes support
for KDE, GNOME, Xfce4 and twm.

This update fixes the following bugs:

* Prior to this update, the Desktop Switcher was not able to start with the
kn_IN or te_IN locales set. This update corrects the problem so that the Desktop
Switcher now works with the kn_IN or te_IN locales set, as expected. (BZ#513600)

* The shebang lines in Python executables have been changed to
"#!/usr/bin/python" to ensure the Python interpreter installed in the system is
used. (BZ#521285)

All users of switchdesk are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
fix these bugs.


Solution

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

This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
https://access.redhat.com/kb/docs/DOC-11259

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
switchdesk-4.0.8-7.el5.src.rpm     MD5: 8c56975aef8055428c4633114ed2ae16
SHA-256: fcfdb66bd11fc97ee07a2b651b859cf352c9694e939145ecd2ca74c5e006330a
 
IA-32:
switchdesk-4.0.8-7.el5.noarch.rpm     MD5: 6e006698b19f6a8e4f0fc951e07c2258
SHA-256: 4075953ee9d114f46ebd0cfca182df00aaeba5b465f9fe0a866023fe887d7037
switchdesk-gui-4.0.8-7.el5.noarch.rpm     MD5: dcb7eefbe054b07aeb657fd5bb61fc63
SHA-256: 01c6363dff641976f1c4f7eb2c92bd336815bf7e8ec36327098c9b19cdc26320
 
IA-64:
switchdesk-4.0.8-7.el5.noarch.rpm     MD5: 6e006698b19f6a8e4f0fc951e07c2258
SHA-256: 4075953ee9d114f46ebd0cfca182df00aaeba5b465f9fe0a866023fe887d7037
switchdesk-gui-4.0.8-7.el5.noarch.rpm     MD5: dcb7eefbe054b07aeb657fd5bb61fc63
SHA-256: 01c6363dff641976f1c4f7eb2c92bd336815bf7e8ec36327098c9b19cdc26320
 
PPC:
switchdesk-4.0.8-7.el5.noarch.rpm     MD5: 6e006698b19f6a8e4f0fc951e07c2258
SHA-256: 4075953ee9d114f46ebd0cfca182df00aaeba5b465f9fe0a866023fe887d7037
switchdesk-gui-4.0.8-7.el5.noarch.rpm     MD5: dcb7eefbe054b07aeb657fd5bb61fc63
SHA-256: 01c6363dff641976f1c4f7eb2c92bd336815bf7e8ec36327098c9b19cdc26320
 
s390x:
switchdesk-4.0.8-7.el5.noarch.rpm     MD5: 6e006698b19f6a8e4f0fc951e07c2258
SHA-256: 4075953ee9d114f46ebd0cfca182df00aaeba5b465f9fe0a866023fe887d7037
switchdesk-gui-4.0.8-7.el5.noarch.rpm     MD5: dcb7eefbe054b07aeb657fd5bb61fc63
SHA-256: 01c6363dff641976f1c4f7eb2c92bd336815bf7e8ec36327098c9b19cdc26320
 
x86_64:
switchdesk-4.0.8-7.el5.noarch.rpm     MD5: 6e006698b19f6a8e4f0fc951e07c2258
SHA-256: 4075953ee9d114f46ebd0cfca182df00aaeba5b465f9fe0a866023fe887d7037
switchdesk-gui-4.0.8-7.el5.noarch.rpm     MD5: dcb7eefbe054b07aeb657fd5bb61fc63
SHA-256: 01c6363dff641976f1c4f7eb2c92bd336815bf7e8ec36327098c9b19cdc26320
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
switchdesk-4.0.8-7.el5.src.rpm     MD5: 8c56975aef8055428c4633114ed2ae16
SHA-256: fcfdb66bd11fc97ee07a2b651b859cf352c9694e939145ecd2ca74c5e006330a
 
IA-32:
switchdesk-4.0.8-7.el5.noarch.rpm     MD5: 6e006698b19f6a8e4f0fc951e07c2258
SHA-256: 4075953ee9d114f46ebd0cfca182df00aaeba5b465f9fe0a866023fe887d7037
switchdesk-gui-4.0.8-7.el5.noarch.rpm     MD5: dcb7eefbe054b07aeb657fd5bb61fc63
SHA-256: 01c6363dff641976f1c4f7eb2c92bd336815bf7e8ec36327098c9b19cdc26320
 
x86_64:
switchdesk-4.0.8-7.el5.noarch.rpm     MD5: 6e006698b19f6a8e4f0fc951e07c2258
SHA-256: 4075953ee9d114f46ebd0cfca182df00aaeba5b465f9fe0a866023fe887d7037
switchdesk-gui-4.0.8-7.el5.noarch.rpm     MD5: dcb7eefbe054b07aeb657fd5bb61fc63
SHA-256: 01c6363dff641976f1c4f7eb2c92bd336815bf7e8ec36327098c9b19cdc26320
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

513600 - [kn_IN][te_IN] switchdesk fails to start in kn_IN/te_IN locale
521285 - Fix instances of #!/usr/bin/env python in switchdesk-gui



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