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Bug Fix Advisory kdebase bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2011:0501-2
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2011-07-21
Last updated on: 2011-07-21
Affected Products: RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

Details

An updated kdebase package that fixes various bugs is now available for Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 5.

The K Desktop Environment (KDE) is a graphical desktop environment for the X
Window System. The kdebase package includes core applications for the K Desktop
Environment.

This update fixes the following bugs:

* Due to incorrect handling of transient groups, closing a dialog box of a Java
application could cause the KWin window manager to terminate unexpectedly. This
update applies an upstream patch that corrects this error, and KWin no longer
crashes when a Java dialog box is closed. (BZ#501483)

* Prior to this update, a race condition in the KWin window manager could cause
it to ignore configure requests. Consequent to this, Motif-based applications
may have been occasionally displayed with an incorrect window size. With this
update, the underlying source code has been adapted to ensure the configure
requests are received, and Motif applications are now always displayed with a
correct window size. (BZ#561844)

* When a user's password expires, the KDM login manager displays a dialog box
that forces the user to change the password upon the next login. Previously,
canceling this dialog box caused KDM to stop responding. With this update, the
"Cancel" button has been removed from the dialog box, resolving this issue.
(BZ#579707)

* Previously, selecting the "Save History As..." option from the "Edit" menu
after clearing the history could cause the Konsole terminal emulator to
terminate unexpectedly with a segmentation fault. This update ensures that a
correct variable is used to access the current session, and selecting the "Save
History As..." menu option no longer causes Konsole to crash. (BZ#580485)

* On a system with dual screens enabled, selecting the "Cascade" window
placement option in the KDE Control Center and opening a new window on the
second screen could cause KWin to consider the new window off screen, and thus
change the window placement back to "Smart". This update corrects the window
placement algorithm to take into account the position of the screens, so that
the "Cascade" window placement now works on both screens. (BZ#584822)

* Due to an error in the RPM spec file, when the lm_sensors-devel package was
installed, the support for lm_sensors was automatically enabled on all
architectures. However, the lm_sensors packages are only built for the x86
architectures, and an attempt to rebuild the kdebase package on the Itanium
architecture failed. This update corrects the spec file to enable the lm_sensors
support only on x86 architectures, so that the kdebase package can now be
rebuilt successfully on all supported architectures. (BZ#638849)

All users of kdebase are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes
these bugs.


Solution

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

This update is available via 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

RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
kdebase-3.5.4-24.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1177
    MD5: 591fc889c83d0a6f4b8c0c8c9e3b7364
SHA-256: 0679518de4d97fa289edc6da87852a2c1540089fb2a58cb64039f87007b8af79
 
IA-32:
kdebase-devel-3.5.4-24.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1177
    MD5: 8667832d555df2c5f09a7924019936db
SHA-256: 2f43c925418963f72373a1f713eb97bc53032fb1bb307abb7129b20076333a15
 
x86_64:
kdebase-devel-3.5.4-24.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1177
    MD5: 8667832d555df2c5f09a7924019936db
SHA-256: 2f43c925418963f72373a1f713eb97bc53032fb1bb307abb7129b20076333a15
kdebase-devel-3.5.4-24.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1177
    MD5: d7c78c03bf8e8f617ab43ec3896ef9c2
SHA-256: 3796021d255b48565ec0c8ba2bdcf95b0e90b3d52251b3e124941f2e2920df34
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
kdebase-3.5.4-24.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1177
    MD5: 591fc889c83d0a6f4b8c0c8c9e3b7364
SHA-256: 0679518de4d97fa289edc6da87852a2c1540089fb2a58cb64039f87007b8af79
 
IA-32:
kdebase-3.5.4-24.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1177
    MD5: 06db251517034772e91e5a98015793ae
SHA-256: 8271fe9131d19c20ba5b5234afe199a1ed2ec20caf34e0cf08a06860ca16ce90
kdebase-devel-3.5.4-24.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1177
    MD5: 8667832d555df2c5f09a7924019936db
SHA-256: 2f43c925418963f72373a1f713eb97bc53032fb1bb307abb7129b20076333a15
 
IA-64:
kdebase-3.5.4-24.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1177
    MD5: 8e8651c2081c7df09520bc49f92526fa
SHA-256: 9f4adbcb607be68d8fa17f994175673dcf1ebb115a25927a71ba301fbd9f275d
kdebase-devel-3.5.4-24.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1177
    MD5: 2f1fb6308531f6333ea9347326a40563
SHA-256: 5328066bddc41078b33d6c1d48fbb9c4649fa39be97782f589b2aefdc6df5635
 
PPC:
kdebase-3.5.4-24.el5.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1177
    MD5: aa7bcfe7faa43ec9b6c4f6365edb8eb2
SHA-256: edcf5e94c3e0be6f428022045cdf8ad740849f845e9a75e9e7252f6d562bd4f1
kdebase-3.5.4-24.el5.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1177
    MD5: fec040b66e922090cf8d209cdfc7215f
SHA-256: 338b05dd864f41ea4351c90fbfdf6dc36044d79fb8411951595761598bc3963a
kdebase-devel-3.5.4-24.el5.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1177
    MD5: bb2ac9f76b657f9aa37de117f2d19926
SHA-256: 52598f0cc480fe72d96aca8d284529f32cf0873c446aecd968d672993571eb0d
kdebase-devel-3.5.4-24.el5.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1177
    MD5: 40ceb71b6d505e66d139eede56e080ba
SHA-256: b09ec8fbb5cceb06549fa70959489a4a75ec525a9677f3ad270d1815141723ef
 
s390x:
kdebase-3.5.4-24.el5.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1177
    MD5: c80a738fc06033a4c9a60d5d41a3cdd8
SHA-256: ffbea3cd795068dd98b4f42be3e3d6e6092cef7d3b49d4966f9ecb93897116d0
kdebase-3.5.4-24.el5.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1177
    MD5: fd3d2a955408f91fd9e7275ffec21a49
SHA-256: c2f85317e11b8a755da3981900b8585a39aa0404bad3726e9c30c911e9f1a517
kdebase-devel-3.5.4-24.el5.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1177
    MD5: 93a57fb8724225b3712fc7fd1e979ba4
SHA-256: a5ca94c8c1f23f009dcf4dd1b6df8c9a8bae78e0a6e98c1a9f16e3a066ab91d9
kdebase-devel-3.5.4-24.el5.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1177
    MD5: 84af63771df67d5141da3e02f610f792
SHA-256: 21bd1d81b94c88488aa302e20f183ef8b20b40c02696ee1f59241b82a01ab0f5
 
x86_64:
kdebase-3.5.4-24.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1177
    MD5: 06db251517034772e91e5a98015793ae
SHA-256: 8271fe9131d19c20ba5b5234afe199a1ed2ec20caf34e0cf08a06860ca16ce90
kdebase-3.5.4-24.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1177
    MD5: f706fe41cbf61740314d3e3fe24b71fb
SHA-256: 6c37f45137626369c1cc9eb65b24f3815537e477de96687fb717b23bd297a7ae
kdebase-devel-3.5.4-24.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1177
    MD5: 8667832d555df2c5f09a7924019936db
SHA-256: 2f43c925418963f72373a1f713eb97bc53032fb1bb307abb7129b20076333a15
kdebase-devel-3.5.4-24.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1177
    MD5: d7c78c03bf8e8f617ab43ec3896ef9c2
SHA-256: 3796021d255b48565ec0c8ba2bdcf95b0e90b3d52251b3e124941f2e2920df34
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
kdebase-3.5.4-24.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1177
    MD5: 591fc889c83d0a6f4b8c0c8c9e3b7364
SHA-256: 0679518de4d97fa289edc6da87852a2c1540089fb2a58cb64039f87007b8af79
 
IA-32:
kdebase-3.5.4-24.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1177
    MD5: 06db251517034772e91e5a98015793ae
SHA-256: 8271fe9131d19c20ba5b5234afe199a1ed2ec20caf34e0cf08a06860ca16ce90
 
x86_64:
kdebase-3.5.4-24.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1177
    MD5: 06db251517034772e91e5a98015793ae
SHA-256: 8271fe9131d19c20ba5b5234afe199a1ed2ec20caf34e0cf08a06860ca16ce90
kdebase-3.5.4-24.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1177
    MD5: f706fe41cbf61740314d3e3fe24b71fb
SHA-256: 6c37f45137626369c1cc9eb65b24f3815537e477de96687fb717b23bd297a7ae
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

501483 - kwin crashes when closing Java dialog boxes
561844 - Race condition in kwin ignores configure requests causing wrong size of Motif windows
580485 - [kdebase] konsole crashed and caused the signal 11 (SIGSEGV)
584822 - kwin uses smart placement instead of cascade in multi-screen even if cascade placement is selected
638849 - kdebase rebuild from srpm failed if the build system has lm_sensors-devel installed


Keywords

kdm, kwin


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