Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 119898
xscreensaver does not properly display fortunes when running an appropriate fortune based screensaver
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:43:52 EDT
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):
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.
User sees /usr/games/fortune is a directory error.
User sees fortunes displayed as screensavers.
The script /usr/X11R6/lib/xscreensaver reads:
if [ -x /usr/games/fortune ]; then
if [ -x /usr/bin/fortune ]; then
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.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 115369 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.