Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 152273
English grammatical error in side text during CD install
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:02 EST
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Description of problem:
During a CD install of FC3, the help text that appears during Firewall Configuration has a small grammatical error. As it is, the text reads "Enabling these options allow the specified services to pass through the firewall...." However, "allow" should be changed to "allows", as the subject of this sentence is "enabling". This is because the verb must agree with the true subject of the sentence, which is not always the word that immediately precedes the verb. (Enabling allows stuff to happen.)
Note that if the word "enabling" were removed (I do not think it should be), then "These options allow the specified services...." would be correct, as "options" would now be the subject. (Options allow stuff to happen.)
For corroboration, see any good English textbook.
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. CD install of FC3. I have not tried the DVD version.
Firewall configuration has been removed from anaconda post-FC4, but I see the
same text exists in lokkit (the part of system-config-securitylevel that does
the heavy lifting for setting firewall stuff up) so it has been fixed there.