Bug 137462 - calling system-config-services from a command line does not work
Summary: calling system-config-services from a command line does not work
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: redhat-config-services   
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Version: 2.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Nils Philippsen
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Reported: 2004-10-28 17:01 UTC by John Poelstra
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:06 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-29 14:12:24 UTC
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Description John Poelstra 2004-10-28 17:01:32 UTC
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Description of problem:
Running redhat-config-services from a command prompt does nothing. The
GUI does not appear and command prompt is returned.

redhat-config-services is a soft link to serviceconf. If you call
serviceconf from a command line the GUI comes up as expected.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run redhat-config-services froma command prompt

Actual Results:  nothing happens

Expected Results:  service configuration GUI should appear

Additional info: observed on ia64 and i386

Comment 1 Nils Philippsen 2004-10-29 14:12:24 UTC
The problem is that there is no file
/etc/security/console.apps/redhat-config-services with the same
contents as the serviceconf file in the same directory. Therefore
consolehelper doesn't know about a program named
redhat-config-services. I can see some workarounds:

- Use "serviceconf" as this is the advertised name of the program in
RHEL2.1 (after all the package is called serviceconf)
- "cp /etc/security/console.apps/serviceconf
- Start the program from the "Program/System/Service Configuration"
menu entry (as this in turn will call serviceconf)

I have fixed this in package CVS (so it will be in the next erratum),
but I won't issue an erratum just for that (because it's a pure
convenience problem and there are easy workarounds). Perhaps you might
want to open a BZ against usermode because it should rather give you
an error such as "I don't know anything about
`redhat-config-services´' than only dropping you back to the shell.

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