[CentOS] gtk3 update causing havoc

Mon Sep 25 16:01:18 UTC 2017
Stephen John Smoogen <smooge at gmail.com>

On 22 September 2017 at 18:04, Paul Johnson <pauljohn32 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On my lab systems, the automatic updates were failing because of the
> problems with ipod libraries from EPEL being in the way.  It turns out
> that was a good thing, because when I "fixed" it, a massive set of
> packages was updated, including the new gtk3.
> These packages are the ones causing problems, I think.
> gtk3-3.22.10-4.el7.x86_64
> gtk3-devel-3.22.10-4.el7.x86_64
> In the release notes, there is mention of the "giant icon" problem and
> how to fix that.  We understand that part.
> The bad problem I see now is that Emacs and  Chromium-browser, which
> rely on gtk3 don't work properly anymore. In Emacs, the symptom is
> that the ribbon of buttons under the pull down menu will no longer
> show.  In Chromium,  the buttons and other widget things on the top
> are an ugly yellow distortion.
> I've recompiled the Emacs that comes with EL7, as well as 24.5, and
> the Emacs behaves the same way, no buttons show.  The buttons are
> invisible, but still there. If you click in there, you can get lucky.
> Do you see it too in Emacs?

I checked with a Red Hat Enterprise Linux system and the problem
occurs in that also. I have opened
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1495264 with your data
included since you did all the work.

Stephen J Smoogen.