Bug 162751 - Switchdesk could be more helpful when it fails
Switchdesk could be more helpful when it fails
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: switchdesk (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Ngo Than
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Reported: 2005-07-08 07:10 EDT by Nigel Horne
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-07-19 12:05:09 EDT
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Description Nigel Horne 2005-07-08 07:10:55 EDT
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Description of problem:
If I attempt to run switchdesk on a machine without GNOME installed I get an error:

"ERROR: GNOME not installed!"

That is true, but it would be useful if it listed the RPMs I need to install, or better still asked me to pop in the DVD and install it for me, or download from the YUM site.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. switchdesk gnome

Actual Results:  ERROR: GNOME not installed

Expected Results:  Told me what RPMs are needed, or offer to install for me.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Ngo Than 2005-07-19 12:05:09 EDT
ok, the new switchdesk-4.0.7-1 will now tell you:

Error: GNOME is not installed on your machine! To install GNOME, please type 
       yum groupinstall "GNOME Desktop Environment"

it will install GNOME then.

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