[Debian-olpc-devel] Bug#512258: sugar-web-activity: drop-down input fields (HTML forms) not working

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Tue Jan 20 23:40:44 UTC 2009

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On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 12:01:30AM +0100, Sascha Silbe wrote:
> I don't know why my mail to the bugtracker was rejected (the address 
> is the same I used for Sugar bugs the last few days and it's certainly 
> not "unroutable"), so I'm forwarding to your personal mail address.

Ok. I forwarded your mail...

(and have commented on it below)

>On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 10:59:18PM +0100, Sascha Silbe wrote:
>> So either some non-Sugar package from sid really slipped in (any way 
>> to check that?)
>Just checked all packages manually using "dpkg --get-selections" and 
>"apt-cache policy". The only non-Sugar packages not from lenny are some 
>codec-related ones from debian-multimedia.org and the latest 
>network-manager version from sid (0.6.6-3) that was supposed to have a 
>bugfix for #491826 [1].

There's more to package branches than the packages themselves. Things 
like upgrade paths affecting actual setup (or perhaps even breakage) of 
configuration files...

Some codec-related packages affect gstreamer behaviour and reliability.
Possibly affects other stuff too.

Network-manager change is small but also recent, so can contain bugs.

None of above is likely to affect the concrete issue of popups in Browse 
- - just trying to prove that mixing branches is bad!

>Though I could have overlooked some package, I doubt it.

If you are interested in general, then dump a list of installed 
packages, do a fresh install from pure Lenny using that list, and 
compare the filesystems to get a better understanding of how they really 

But don't bother for debugging this issue: I really suspect that the 
error is due to Sugar relying on specifics of the environment not 
ensured by your crude minimalistic bootstrapping hack.

Perhaps environment variables, or perhaps differences in EWMH[1]

>Will build a lenny + Sugar from sid based VM next.

Good. Looking forward to your experiences there!

>[1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=491826

Or even shorter: http://bugs.debian.org/491826  :-)

  - Jonas

[1] http://standards.freedesktop.org/wm-spec/wm-spec-latest.html

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