Bug#750555: zenity: Zenity Color-picker Has An Echo - 00C0C0 Becomes 0000C0C0C0C0

Robert Pogson robert.pogson at gmail.com
Wed Jun 4 12:57:46 UTC 2014

Package: zenity
Version: 3.12.1-1
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

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I was testing zenity and came upon its color-picker. I gave it this command

$ zenity --color-selection --color="#00c0c0" 1> junk
$ cat junk

I was expecting just an echo of the input or the color-selection that I made
in the window but got each byte/pair of hex digits repeated usually. Occasionally
I get some random digits, but usually, it's this echoing behaviour. It doesn't
seem to matter whether I type digits in, click on the colours or use the

pogson at beast:~$ zenity --color-selection --color="#00c0c0"
pogson at beast:~$ zenity --color-selection --color="#00c0c0"
pogson at beast:~$ zenity --color-selection --color="#00c0c0"
pogson at beast:~$ zenity --color-selection --color="#00c0c0"

It's still useful but adds an unnecessary layer of complexity to the data.

$ zenity --version

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-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.10.41_EDAC (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_CA.UTF8, LC_CTYPE=en_CA.UTF8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages zenity depends on:
ii  libc6               2.18-7
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0  2.30.7-1
ii  libglib2.0-0        2.40.0-3
ii  libgtk-3-0          3.12.2-1
ii  libnotify4          0.7.6-2
ii  libpango-1.0-0      1.36.3-1
ii  libwebkitgtk-3.0-0  2.4.2-1
ii  libx11-6            2:1.6.2-2
ii  zenity-common       3.12.1-1

zenity recommends no packages.

zenity suggests no packages.

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