[Reportbug-maint] Bug#534943: reportbug: python / GTK error about being unable to open display when used from console

Sandro Tosi morph at debian.org
Sun Jun 28 13:53:50 UTC 2009

reassign 534943 python-gtk2
severity 534943 minor
merge 533824 534943

Hello Arthur,
thanks for your report

On Sun, Jun 28, 2009 at 14:31, Arthur
Marsh<arthur.marsh at internode.on.net> wrote:
> Package: reportbug
> Version: 4.4
> Severity: normal
> I had a bug in another program which forced me to report the bug from single
> user connsole mode, and received the following error:
> /usr/lib/pymodules/python2.5/gtk-2.0/gtk/__init__.py:72: GtkWarning: could not open display
>  warnings.warn(str(e), _gtk.Warning)

this is a bug (if it's a bug) in python-gtk2, hence reassignig it to
that pacakge.

> This is mainly cosmetic, but reportbug should not rely on there being more
> than a console mode terminal available.

We have to know what UIs are available: if there is no DISPLAY, gtk
should not issue a warning but raising an exception.

Sandro Tosi (aka morph, morpheus, matrixhasu)
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