Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 135854
TUI-mode firstboot appears to have disappeared
Last modified: 2015-01-07 19:08:44 EST
Description of problem:
With firstboot-1.3.29-1, it appears that the ability to run firstboot
in TUI-mode has been commented out and I'm not really sure why.
According to Feature #130273, the functionality is indeed supposed to
be there for RHEL4, and it was working just a day or two ago. Can
anyone explain why in firstboot.py, we now have:
#Let's check to see if we're in runlevel 5. If we're in runlevel 3,
#textWindow for the TUI
line = os.popen('/sbin/runlevel', 'r').readline()
line = string.strip(line)
tokens = string.split(line)
runlevel = int(tokens[-1])
if runlevel == 3:
print (_("Firstboot does not run in runlevel 3."))
#if runlevel == 3 and forcegui == None:
# import textWindow
# from snack import *
<and the commented code continues>
There's nothing in the changelog to explain why the code has been
commented out, and this is really late in the game to make a chance
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
hmm, I had no idea that was supposed to work, so probably
commented it out when merge rhel3/rhel4 branches.
Is there someway I can get a list of all the features
firstboot is supposed to have? doesnt seem to be anything
in featurezilla assigned to me or bfox.
1.3.31 in dist-fc3 reverts the change. It starts up
in tui mode, but several of the modules fail to work
in tui mode.
Indeed TUI-mode working again with firstboot-1.3.31-1, and the only
utility which is listed and doesn't appear to be functioning correctly
is system-config-soundcard, which claims it needs X in order to run.
Other utilities are missing from the TUI-mode (like user config.)
Closing out and will try to get a ruling on whether these utilities
missing is a stop-ship issue.