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Enhancement Advisory Updated gnome-panel and metacity packages

Advisory: RHEA-2005:454-11
Type: Product Enhancement Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2005-05-18
Last updated on: 2005-05-18
Affected Products: Red Hat Desktop (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 3)

Details

Updated gnome-panel and metacity packages that enable the window manager to
ignore partial width panels are now available.

The GNOME panel provides the window list, workspace switcher, menus, and
other features for the GNOME desktop.

Metacity is a simple window manager that integrates with GNOME 2.

These updated packages allow the window manager to detect when a panel does
not occupy the full screen width or height.

A new GConf configuration key (ignore_partial_width_struts) has also been
added. When this key is set to "true", metacity will not prevent the user
from moving windows into the screen area reserved by the partial width
panel. The full GConf key name for the preference is:

/apps/metacity/rhel3_workarounds/ignore_partial_width_struts

Future releases of gnome-panel and metacity will make this configuration
option unnecessary.

This update also fixes a crash at login when root's home directory is set
to "/", rather than "/root". Note, however, that it is not recommended to
log in to X as root, or to configure the system such that root's home
directory is "/".

All users of gnome-panel and metacity should upgrade to these updated
packages, which include this enhancement.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied. Use Red Hat
Network to download and update your packages. To launch the Red Hat
Update Agent, use the following command:

up2date

For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the
following Web page for the System Administration or Customization
guide specific to your system:

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/

Updated packages

Red Hat Desktop (v. 3)

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/gnome-panel/2.2.2.1-10/SRPMS/gnome-panel-2.2.2.1-10.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 1d2e1fa52af29c55e4963a184f1756a0
metacity-2.4.55-7.15.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0102
    MD5: 85ae7f9f96d106788deb3791263a0012
 
IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/gnome-panel/2.2.2.1-10/i386/gnome-panel-2.2.2.1-10.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 5a60df653ad77bcb01ecefbe3531942c
metacity-2.4.55-7.15.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0102
    MD5: 743e2239d56ae4f011c224923cfb8129
 
x86_64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/gnome-panel/2.2.2.1-10/x86_64/gnome-panel-2.2.2.1-10.x86_64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 93383e58f450d99c9a361669ae62f6d0
metacity-2.4.55-7.15.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0102
    MD5: fae261bc8dbe6776017130afc71f8c32
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 3)

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/gnome-panel/2.2.2.1-10/SRPMS/gnome-panel-2.2.2.1-10.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 1d2e1fa52af29c55e4963a184f1756a0
metacity-2.4.55-7.15.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0102
    MD5: 85ae7f9f96d106788deb3791263a0012
 
IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/gnome-panel/2.2.2.1-10/i386/gnome-panel-2.2.2.1-10.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 5a60df653ad77bcb01ecefbe3531942c
metacity-2.4.55-7.15.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0102
    MD5: 743e2239d56ae4f011c224923cfb8129
 
IA-64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/gnome-panel/2.2.2.1-10/ia64/gnome-panel-2.2.2.1-10.ia64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: af5f15e40aede4c069b026e1bca52663
metacity-2.4.55-7.15.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0102
    MD5: 43424ac36da922eecc77ee0408db15bb
 
PPC:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/gnome-panel/2.2.2.1-10/ppc/gnome-panel-2.2.2.1-10.ppc.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: be8226969def0dcb777fda4f5de25264
metacity-2.4.55-7.15.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0102
    MD5: 4a9b80d6a6cd8e234ef0a02f896c9e92
 
s390:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/gnome-panel/2.2.2.1-10/s390/gnome-panel-2.2.2.1-10.s390.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: fc179c58bcd497e810f3027533f780d0
metacity-2.4.55-7.15.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0102
    MD5: 614a824b3bb93febe77cbc9e3e87f95e
 
s390x:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/gnome-panel/2.2.2.1-10/s390x/gnome-panel-2.2.2.1-10.s390x.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 7c1dc8365a5c5aad33a55eb7edcbcd77
metacity-2.4.55-7.15.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0102
    MD5: f38666707146c26f8c0cc6bda07b215f
 
x86_64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/gnome-panel/2.2.2.1-10/x86_64/gnome-panel-2.2.2.1-10.x86_64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 93383e58f450d99c9a361669ae62f6d0
metacity-2.4.55-7.15.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0102
    MD5: fae261bc8dbe6776017130afc71f8c32
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 3)

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/gnome-panel/2.2.2.1-10/SRPMS/gnome-panel-2.2.2.1-10.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 1d2e1fa52af29c55e4963a184f1756a0
metacity-2.4.55-7.15.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0102
    MD5: 85ae7f9f96d106788deb3791263a0012
 
IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/gnome-panel/2.2.2.1-10/i386/gnome-panel-2.2.2.1-10.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 5a60df653ad77bcb01ecefbe3531942c
metacity-2.4.55-7.15.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0102
    MD5: 743e2239d56ae4f011c224923cfb8129
 
IA-64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/gnome-panel/2.2.2.1-10/ia64/gnome-panel-2.2.2.1-10.ia64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: af5f15e40aede4c069b026e1bca52663
metacity-2.4.55-7.15.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0102
    MD5: 43424ac36da922eecc77ee0408db15bb
 
x86_64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/gnome-panel/2.2.2.1-10/x86_64/gnome-panel-2.2.2.1-10.x86_64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 93383e58f450d99c9a361669ae62f6d0
metacity-2.4.55-7.15.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0102
    MD5: fae261bc8dbe6776017130afc71f8c32
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 3)

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/gnome-panel/2.2.2.1-10/SRPMS/gnome-panel-2.2.2.1-10.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 1d2e1fa52af29c55e4963a184f1756a0
metacity-2.4.55-7.15.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0102
    MD5: 85ae7f9f96d106788deb3791263a0012
 
IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/gnome-panel/2.2.2.1-10/i386/gnome-panel-2.2.2.1-10.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 5a60df653ad77bcb01ecefbe3531942c
metacity-2.4.55-7.15.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0102
    MD5: 743e2239d56ae4f011c224923cfb8129
 
IA-64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/gnome-panel/2.2.2.1-10/ia64/gnome-panel-2.2.2.1-10.ia64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: af5f15e40aede4c069b026e1bca52663
metacity-2.4.55-7.15.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0102
    MD5: 43424ac36da922eecc77ee0408db15bb
 
x86_64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/gnome-panel/2.2.2.1-10/x86_64/gnome-panel-2.2.2.1-10.x86_64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 93383e58f450d99c9a361669ae62f6d0
metacity-2.4.55-7.15.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0102
    MD5: fae261bc8dbe6776017130afc71f8c32
 

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

111244 - gnome-panel crashes on root X11 login



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