Bug#574896: libgtk2.0-0: text entries send spurious notify::text with "" on destroy

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Sun Mar 21 22:45:37 UTC 2010

Package: libgtk2.0-0
Version: 2.18.9-1
Severity: important


recent GTK+ upload changed a behavior in text entries when destroying
which breaks some software, especially xfce4-terminal.

I've opened various bugs on Xfce and GNOME bugzillas:


and it seems that in the end it's related to a change in GTK+ which has
a patch at https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=613489 (it has
been applied to master).

It'd be nice if you could include the patch in debian since it really
makes xfce4-terminal unusable everytime one goes to the preferences

(I'm not sure it deserves an RC bug but it still “break other software”,
though not completely unrelated :)

Cheers, and thanks for your time,

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-2-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages libgtk2.0-0 depends on:
ii  libatk1.0-0             1.29.4-1         The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libc6                   2.10.2-6         Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libcairo2               1.8.10-3         The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libcups2                1.4.2-9.1        Common UNIX Printing System(tm) - 
ii  libfontconfig1          2.8.0-2          generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6            2.3.11-1         FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libglib2.0-0            2.22.4-1         The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnutls26             2.8.6-1          the GNU TLS library - runtime libr
ii  libgssapi-krb5-2        1.8+dfsg-1       MIT Kerberos runtime libraries - k
ii  libgtk2.0-common        2.18.9-1         Common files for the GTK+ graphica
ii  libjasper1              1.900.1-7        The JasPer JPEG-2000 runtime libra
ii  libjpeg62               6b-16.1          The Independent JPEG Group's JPEG 
ii  libpango1.0-0           1.26.2-2         Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libpng12-0              1.2.43-1         PNG library - runtime
ii  libtiff4                3.9.2-3+b1       Tag Image File Format (TIFF) libra
ii  libx11-6                2:1.3.3-2        X11 client-side library
ii  libxcomposite1          1:0.4.1-1        X11 Composite extension library
ii  libxcursor1             1:1.1.10-2       X cursor management library
ii  libxdamage1             1:1.1.2-1        X11 damaged region extension libra
ii  libxext6                2:1.1.1-3        X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  libxfixes3              1:4.0.4-2        X11 miscellaneous 'fixes' extensio
ii  libxi6                  2:1.3-4          X11 Input extension library
ii  libxinerama1            2:1.1-3          X11 Xinerama extension library
ii  libxrandr2              2:1.3.0-3        X11 RandR extension library
ii  libxrender1             1:0.9.5-2        X Rendering Extension client libra
ii  shared-mime-info        0.71-1           FreeDesktop.org shared MIME databa
ii  zlib1g                  1: compression library - runtime

Versions of packages libgtk2.0-0 recommends:
ii  hicolor-icon-theme            0.11-1     default fallback theme for FreeDes
ii  libgtk2.0-bin                 2.18.9-1   The programs for the GTK+ graphica

Versions of packages libgtk2.0-0 suggests:
ii  gvfs                          1.4.3-2    userspace virtual filesystem - ser
ii  librsvg2-common               2.26.0-1   SAX-based renderer library for SVG

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