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Re: Zenmap dies on MacOS X 10.5.1
From: Daniel Johnson <daniel () daniel-johnson org>
Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2007 14:56:58 -0500

On Dec 4, 2007, at 1:28 PM, David Fifield wrote:

On Tue, Dec 04, 2007 at 12:50:29PM -0500, Daniel Johnson wrote:
I'm also having zenmap crashing on 10.5.1, but in a different way. I
maintain the nmap package for Fink and have an experimental 4.23RC3
package that works, but zenmap always crashes after completing a scan.
This is the error:

   SYS.PLATFORM: darwin
   OS.NAME: posix
   Zenmap Version: 4.23RC3


CRITICAL - 2007-12-04 11:54:57,083 - execute_command nmap -d -T
Aggressive -A -v
 File "/sw/lib/python2.5/site-packages/umitGUI/ScanNotebook.py",
line 916, in update_host_info
 File "/sw/lib/python2.5/site-packages/umitGUI/ScanNotebook.py",
line 988, in switch_host_details
   elif len(page) == 1:

Type: <type 'exceptions.TypeError'>
Value: object of type 'ScanHostDetailsPage' has no len()

It seems that 'page' is missing the len() function? I'm not very
familiar with python.

Hmm, I don't know. What version of PyGTK are you using?
ScanHostDetailsPage is a subclass of gtk.Expanderm, which for me has a
length (len(page) -> 2 in this case). len() is implemented as a method
called __len__, which in PyGTK 2.10.4 is inherited by gtk.Expander from

But I think the code is mistaken anyway. It looks more like
switch_host_details is able to take either a single page or a list of
pages. The code that says "if type(page) == type([])" is testing if page
is a list. I think that

        elif len(page) == 1:

is trying to see if page is a list containing more than one page, but it also will be true if page is a gtk.Expander containing a single element.
Can you try the attached patch?

With this patch, zenmap works. Thanks! I think my problem was that my PyGTK is old: 2.6.6. Fink is in the process of upgrading to the latest GTK, but because of the dependency on cairo it has been necessary to update hundreds of packages simultaneously with new dependencies and it's taking a lot of time. :/

I have also have a building issue that I've worked around, but perhaps I'm missing something obvious. Fink installs packages into a temporary
root directory first which is then packed up in a .deb by dpkg.
The .deb is then installed in the real root location by dpkg. The
problem is that setup.py always encodes the temporary root path in the
compiled files even if I use --root and --prefix and therefore zenmap
looks for its files in the wrong place. I've been patching setup.py
during building to change the paths like this:

perl -pi -e 's#result = result\[0\]#result = re.sub("%i", "%p",
result[0])#' zenmap/setup.py

where %i is replaced with the temporary root and %p with the real root
prefix; Fink automatically replaces them with the correct values. Now
again I'm no python expert, so I might be missing something. My way
works, but is hardly elegant. :)

Really, even with 4.23RC3? I changed setup.py to properly handle -- root
and --prefix in r6133 on November 4. I needed to do that in order to
make a Zenmap RPM--the RPM build process does the same thing, installing
in a temporary root and then packaging for a real root. That
"result = result[0]" code isn't in the current revision of setup.py.

Um, I'm a moron. That patch was necessary up to RC2, but I missed that it was fixed in RC3. Nevermind. :)

One more thing: the --no-cpp-precomp flag set in configure.ac has been a no-op on Mac OS X since the gcc 3.3 compiler on 10.2. It's useless on 10.2-gcc3.3 and later and is likely to disappear altogether at some point.


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