Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 137462
calling system-config-services from a command line does not work
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:06:54 EST
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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):
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
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-servicesÂ´' than only dropping you back to the shell.