Bug 143444 - xscreensaver-4.10-skip-unavailable-hacks.patch is unnecessary
xscreensaver-4.10-skip-unavailable-hacks.patch is unnecessary
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: xscreensaver (Show other bugs)
3.0
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
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Reported: 2004-12-20 18:32 EST by Jamie Zawinski
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-10-19 15:10:49 EDT
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Description Jamie Zawinski 2004-12-20 18:32:06 EST
This patch (included with xscreensaver-4.10-8.src.rpm from
updates/enterprise/3desktop/) is apparently intended to omit
uninstalled programs from the list in xscreensaver-demo --
but that's what the "ignoreUninstalledPrograms" preference
does.

You already set "ignoreUninstalledPrograms: True" in 
xscreensaver-4.06-rh.patch, so 
xscreensaver-4.10-skip-unavailable-hacks.patch is redundant.

The only effect that the latter patch has is to make it
impossible for users to set"ignoreUninstalledPrograms"
to False, if that's what they prefer.
Comment 1 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-10-19 15:10:49 EDT
This bug is filed against RHEL 3, which is in maintenance phase.
During the maintenance phase, only security errata and select mission
critical bug fixes will be released for enterprise products. Since
this bug does not meet that criteria, it is now being closed.
 
For more information of the RHEL errata support policy, please visit:
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/errata/
 
If you feel this bug is indeed mission critical, please contact your
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