[AG-TECH] Critical Python Bug Affecting AGTk 2.2

Randy Groves randy.groves at boeing.com
Thu Jun 24 15:45:11 CDT 2004

Is it possible to resolve this by installing 2.3.x on RedHat 9, for instance?


At 12:14 PM 6/23/2004, Ivan R. Judson wrote:

>We've discovered a problem with Python 2.2.2 that has a critical effect on
>the operation of AGTk 2.2. This unfortunately has a serious side effect for
>the platforms we can support.
>The effect of this bug is that the VenueServer .cfg and .dat files are
>incorrectly loaded, which causes the venueserver to subsequently checkpoint
>them incorrectly. This causes them to get corrupted and no longer work. The
>fix many people have done is to copy fresh versions of those files into
>place at a restart.
>We have a test, which can verify if the bug is present on your machine.
>Please contact us for details.
>We have two challenges we are dealing with right now:
>1) Getting our servers on platforms that have more the more recent python
>We are building machines with our internal build tools, which is moving us
>to Gentoo. Gentoo support for the AGTk is not official, but you can expect
>it will become official in a very short time.
>2) Deciding on how to deal with platform support.
>RedHat 7.3 does not have python 2.2.3+ available, RedHat 9.0 is already
>abandoned. Therefore, we'll be working with external folks (Doug you know
>who you are :-) to begin nearly immediate support for Fedora Project
>distributions. We're accelerating this, and expect to try and make packages
>for 2.2 available as soon as we can.
>This serves as official notice that we will not be supporting RedHat 7.3 or
>9.0, effective as soon as we have a working Fedora Project distribution
>We're sorry for the short notice on the platform shift, we'll try to make
>this as quick and painless as possible.

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