Bug 126766 - whiptail: please add timeout option
Summary: whiptail: please add timeout option
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: newt
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Petr Rockai
QA Contact:
URL: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugrep...
Depends On:
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Reported: 2004-06-26 09:38 UTC by Alastair McKinstry
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Fixed In Version: 0.52.1-0
Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2005-10-04 09:33:52 UTC
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Description Alastair McKinstry 2004-06-26 09:38:24 UTC
Description of problem:

whiptail: please add timeout option
(wishlist requested for newt in Debian)

It would be great if whiptail understood more of the "common options"
that dialog does, especially the timeout options. I use this option in
a package for Debian (netenv), and it would be nice to simply have a 

Depends: whiptail (>=...)| dialog

instead of fiddling around in the script (has a default timeout been
set by the user? If yes, is dialog installed?..., and possibly for
other options as well). Please note that I send this bug report from a
woody box, but I have checked in the current manpage and changelog,
and it seems not to be implemented yet.

Bye, Frank

Comment 1 Petr Rockai 2005-10-04 09:33:52 UTC
Fixed in FC-devel. Upstream tarball (0.52.2) will be released shortly.  

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