Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 128508
system-config-date missing console date utility
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:46 EST
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Description of problem:
The system-config-date package has no utility for setting the date on
the console. Looking at the code for system-config-date.py, I see this:
#Starting the GUI failed, so let's start the text mode UI
Yep, it starts the time setting window! This was supposed to be the
date setting utility. Shouldn't this say 'import dateconfig'.
Shouldn't there be a dateconfig?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. /usr/bin/python2 /usr/share/system-config-date/system-config-date.py
Actual Results: Time setting window pops up
Expected Results: Date setting window pops up
Yes, the text UI should probably allow for setting the date as well.
Marking this as RFE.
Thanks for looking at this Nils. I don't care how its marked as long
as there's some honesty about the program's actions. I think I would
have put up a "Not implemented yet" message instead of calling the
Also, the timeconfig tui program only sets the timezone...which is
helpful, but not complete. Nowhere in it can you set the time. Should
this be another bug report?
No need for another bug report -- I'll use this one as the "text
versions of redhat-/system-config-date seriously lack functionality"
*** Bug 129319 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This RFE has been open without action for a long time. Closing as DEFERRED to
reflect the actual situation.
I'm unhappy that this is being closed deferred. From my experience that means it
won't be fixed. The TUI applications *are* important (go on an RH cert course
Unbelievable, but in FC7 test 4 all we get is a:
Text mode is deprecated
And then the console switches to a white on blue with the following traceback:
Traceback (most recent call last):
"/usr/share/system-config-date/system-config-date.py", line 82, in <module>
"/usr/share/system-config-date/system-config-date.py", line 54, in useGuiMode
File "/usr/share/system-config-date/timeconfig.py", line 106, in <module>
rc = TimezoneWindow()(screen, zonetab, timezoneBackend)
"/usr/share/system-config-date/timeconfig.py", line 60, in __call__
File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/snack.py", line 185, in setCurrent
Oops. I've updated the timezone handling so timezones in the UI don't include
the underscores that the files beneath /usr/share/zoneinfo have and it seems I
have forgotten about (yeah, totally neglected) the text mode tool.
I think I've fixed it in upstream CVS. Due to the devel freeze I'll be
rebuilding the package only one further time mid next week (barring unexpected
issues), so you'd need to check out the CVS version:
1.) Log into anonymous CVS with an empty password (just hit return):
cvs -d :pserver:email@example.com:/usr/local/CVS login
2.) Check out the current code:
cvs -d :pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/usr/local/CVS co -z4
3.) change to the system-config-date/src directory
4a.) now you can start the whole thing:
4b.) or only the textmode thing:
Next time please open a separate bugzilla ticket, as this was a regression to be
fixed, not a feature request.