Bug 138824 - system-config-lvm fails around editing fstab
system-config-lvm fails around editing fstab
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: lvm2 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jim Parsons
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Reported: 2004-11-11 08:43 EST by John Haxby
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Screenshot of LVM creation dialog box (29.59 KB, image/png)
2004-11-11 08:50 EST, John Haxby
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Description John Haxby 2004-11-11 08:43:27 EST
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041020

Description of problem:
system-config-lvm fails to create a logical volume and produces a
python error:

GtkDeprecationWarning: gtk.mainloop is deprecated, use gtk.main instead
  self.warn(message, DeprecationWarning)
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/system-config-lvm/InputController.py", line 654, in
    new_lv_command_set[NEW_FSTAB_ARG] = FSTAB_entry
NameError: global name 'NEW_FSTAB_ARG' is not defined

There's also a relatively minor layout issue -- see the screenshot I'm
going to attach in a minute.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. (See attached screenshot)
2. Click on the OK button.

Actual Results:  No logical volume created.

Expected Results:  A logical volume to be created and an entry written
to /etc/fstab

Additional info:

I did think that perhaps it was attempting to create a very small
logical volume (8Mb, I actually meant 8Gb) but when I repeated the
exercise with a properly sized logical volume it still failed.  It
wasn't until I unchecked the "Check here if you wold like an entry to
be made in /etc/fstab" box that I could create the logical volume.

Since the most tedious part (for me) of creating a new logical volume
is editing /etc/fstab this does rather tend to render the tool less
than useful :-)
Comment 1 John Haxby 2004-11-11 08:50:04 EST
Created attachment 106496 [details]
Screenshot of LVM creation dialog box
Comment 2 Jim Parsons 2004-11-11 09:35:21 EST
The automatic creation of an fstab entry feature is being pulled for
the initial release and has been put in feature tracker for U1.
Comment 3 John Haxby 2004-11-11 10:16:43 EST
That's a shame -- it's the one feature I liked (being a bit of a
veteran of the lvm command line).
Comment 4 Jim Parsons 2004-11-11 10:27:31 EST
Just to let you know, it will not be lost, and if it can be squeezed
in it might make it in the initial release yet. There is just a
dwindling amount of time to insure it is adequately tested -- I think
any part of an application that writes to an important /etc file that
is read on startup had better work with no flaws. 

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