Debian Bug report logs - #544975
gnumeric: keyboard control disabled after "Insert Row"

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Package: gnumeric; Maintainer for gnumeric is Dmitry Smirnov <>; Source for gnumeric is src:gnumeric.

Reported by: Drew Parsons <>

Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2009 05:36:02 UTC

Severity: grave

Tags: patch, upstream

Found in version gnumeric/1.9.11-1

Fixed in version gnumeric/1.9.11-2

Done: (J.H.M. Dassen (Ray))

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Bug#544975; Package gnumeric. (Fri, 04 Sep 2009 05:36:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Drew Parsons <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: gnumeric: keyboard control disabled after "Insert Row"
Date: Fri, 04 Sep 2009 15:36:27 +1000
Package: gnumeric
Version: 1.9.11-1
Severity: grave
Justification: renders package unusable

Normally it is possible to move around between cells using the arrow
keys on the keyboard, and you can enter text simply by starting to type.

In the new version of gnumeric, this kind of keyboard control gets
disabled after the "Insert Row" functionality is used via mouse
right-click.  The new rows get inserted, but after that gnumeric is
not responsive to the keyboard.  Arrows no longer navigate, text
cannot be entered by commencing typing.  Control keys on the other 
hand (C-w, C-x, C-v etc) do continue to function.

It is possible to enter text by clicking with the mouse into the entry
box above the worksheet, but this of course is not generally convenient.

The bug does not occur if Insert Row is performed via the menu. It
only happens after mouse right-click.

The bug also occurs after Insert Column via right-click, as well as
Delete Row/Column.


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

Kernel: Linux 2.6.30-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_AU.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_AU.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages gnumeric depends on:
ii  debconf [debc 1.5.27                     Debian configuration management sy
ii  gconf2        2.26.2-3                   GNOME configuration database syste
ii  gnumeric-comm 1.9.11-1                   spreadsheet application for GNOME 
ii  gsfonts       1:8.11+urwcyr1.0.7~pre44-4 Fonts for the Ghostscript interpre
ii  libatk1.0-0   1.26.0-1                   The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libc6         2.9-26                     GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcairo2     1.8.8-2                    The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libglade2-0   1:2.6.4-1                  library to load .glade files at ru
ii  libglib2.0-0  2.20.5-1                   The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgoffice-0- 0.7.11-1                   Document centric objects library -
ii  libgsf-1-114  1.14.15-1                  Structured File Library - runtime 
ii  libgtk2.0-0   2.16.6-1                   The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libpango1.0-0 1.24.5-1                   Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libxml2       2.7.3.dfsg-2.1             GNOME XML library
ii  procps        1:3.2.8-1                  /proc file system utilities
ii  zlib1g        1:          compression library - runtime

Versions of packages gnumeric recommends:
ii  evince                        2.26.2-2   Document (postscript, pdf) viewer

Versions of packages gnumeric suggests:
ii  epiphany-browser              2.26.3-2   Intuitive web browser - dummy pack
ii  gnumeric-doc                  1.9.11-1   spreadsheet application for GNOME 
ii  gnumeric-plugins-extra        1.9.11-1   spreadsheet application for GNOME 
ii  ttf-liberation                1.04.93-1  Free fonts with the same metrics a

-- debconf information:
* gnumeric/existing-process: true

Information forwarded to, (J.H.M. Dassen (Ray)):
Bug#544975; Package gnumeric. (Fri, 04 Sep 2009 13:36:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: "J.H.M. Dassen (Ray)" <>
Cc: Drew Parsons <>,
Subject: Re: Bug#544975: gnumeric: keyboard control disabled after "Insert Row"
Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2009 15:32:10 +0200
tags 544975 + upstream patch

According to upstream:

15:16 <@gmorten> JHM: debian 544975 is fixed in git.
15:16 <@gmorten> argh.
15:16 <@gmorten> no, it isn't.  A similar bug was fixed.
15:16 <@gmorten> Jean?
15:28 <@gmorten> Now it's fixed.
15:28 <@gmorten> JHM: You will need
15:28 <@gmorten>
15:28 <@gmorten> and
15:28 <@gmorten>
FUD for dummies by example in 21 days Lesson 3: use braindead analogies.
"Open source raises various security issues. How many banks will tell you
where their cameras are and where their vaults are?"
A Microsoft droid in

Added tag(s) upstream and patch. Request was from "J.H.M. Dassen (Ray)" <> to (Fri, 04 Sep 2009 13:36:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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You have taken responsibility. (Fri, 04 Sep 2009 22:12:12 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Bug acknowledged by developer. (Fri, 04 Sep 2009 22:12:12 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #17 received at (full text, mbox):

From: (J.H.M. Dassen (Ray))
Subject: Bug#544975: fixed in gnumeric 1.9.11-2
Date: Fri, 04 Sep 2009 21:49:22 +0000
Source: gnumeric
Source-Version: 1.9.11-2

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
gnumeric, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to pool/main/g/gnumeric/gnumeric-common_1.9.11-2_all.deb
  to pool/main/g/gnumeric/gnumeric-doc_1.9.11-2_all.deb
  to pool/main/g/gnumeric/gnumeric-plugins-extra_1.9.11-2_amd64.deb
  to pool/main/g/gnumeric/gnumeric_1.9.11-2.diff.gz
  to pool/main/g/gnumeric/gnumeric_1.9.11-2.dsc
  to pool/main/g/gnumeric/gnumeric_1.9.11-2_amd64.deb

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
J.H.M. Dassen (Ray) <> (supplier of updated gnumeric package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Fri, 04 Sep 2009 22:03:55 +0200
Source: gnumeric
Binary: gnumeric gnumeric-common gnumeric-doc gnumeric-plugins-extra
Architecture: source all amd64
Version: 1.9.11-2
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: J.H.M. Dassen (Ray) <>
Changed-By: J.H.M. Dassen (Ray) <>
 gnumeric   - spreadsheet application for GNOME - main program
 gnumeric-common - spreadsheet application for GNOME - common files
 gnumeric-doc - spreadsheet application for GNOME - documentation
 gnumeric-plugins-extra - spreadsheet application for GNOME - additional plugins
Closes: 544975
 gnumeric (1.9.11-2) unstable; urgency=low
   * [ChangeLog, src/item-bar.c] Backported upstream fixes
     649386d422bbfdd6767d17da8cedfe896db52db4 and
     897f7be3220347e0adb78108ca21accf2dbb88ea to address a grab issue with
     the context menu. (Closes: #544975)
   * [debian/control] Bumped goffice build dependency, as 0.7.10 was somewhat
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