Bug 143436 - xfce-utils should have RPM dependancy on xterm
xfce-utils should have RPM dependancy on xterm
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xfce-utils (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ngo Than
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Reported: 2004-12-20 15:09 EST by Victor Gregorio
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-12-21 04:50:36 EST
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Description Victor Gregorio 2004-12-20 15:09:55 EST
Description of problem:

The xfce-utils RPM should require the installation of xterm so that
/usr/bin/xfterm4 can run with its default settings. 

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How reproducible:

Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. $TERMCMD not exported
2. if xterm is installed run: rpm -e xterm
3. yum install xfce-utils
4. /usr/bin/xfterm4
Actual results:

/usr/bin/xfterm4: line 76: exec: xterm: not found

Expected results:

Opening of an X terminal in Xfce

Additional info:

This can present a problem if the user is only familiar with the GUI
and does not see any error messages produced when clicking the
'terminal' icon on the Xfce Panel.


1. The /usr/bin/xfterm4 script can be edited (line 6, TERMCMD=xterm)
2. The user's $TERMCMD shell environment variable can be set to
reflect an installed terminal application.
3. yum install xterm
Comment 1 Ngo Than 2004-12-21 04:50:36 EST
i have extended the xfterm4 so that it does not require xterm. The shell
script will look for all available xterm, konsole or gnome-console.

It's fixed in 4.0.6-3
Comment 2 Victor Gregorio 2004-12-21 13:21:38 EST
Thank you.

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