Bug 119898 - xscreensaver does not properly display fortunes when running an appropriate fortune based screensaver
xscreensaver does not properly display fortunes when running an appropriate f...
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 115369
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xscreensaver (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2004-04-02 17:54 EST by Christofer C. Bell
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:43 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 14:02:22 EST
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Description Christofer C. Bell 2004-04-02 17:54:41 EST
Description of problem:

/usr/X11R6/lib/xscreensaver/fortune contains an error.  It points 
to /usr/games/fortune to generate fortune text when the correct 
binary location is /usr/bin/fortune.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:

Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install xscreensaver and fortune packages
2. Use xscreensaver preview mode to preview any screensaver that 
prints fortunes (or set to random and just wait for one)
3. Observe the error that /usr/games/fortune is a directory.
Actual results:

User sees /usr/games/fortune is a directory error.

Expected results:

User sees fortunes displayed as screensavers.

Additional info:

The script /usr/X11R6/lib/xscreensaver reads:

if [ -x /usr/games/fortune ]; then
        /usr/games/fortune $*
        cat /etc/redhat-release
        uname -sr

Should read:

if [ -x /usr/bin/fortune ]; then
        /usr/bin/fortune $*
        cat /etc/redhat-release
        uname -sr

Note that this file also displays /etc/redhat-release if fortune is 
not installed.  This may need to be updated in future versions to 
display the correct version file.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2004-04-02 17:55:44 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 115369 ***
Comment 2 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 14:02:22 EST
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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