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Bug 162884 - system-config-services gives warning box with no text when adding a non-existent service
system-config-services gives warning box with no text when adding a non-exist...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-services (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Nils Philippsen
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Reported: 2005-07-11 03:23 EDT by David Costanzo
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-08-16 12:10:45 EDT
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Screenshot-Warning.png -- Screenshot of warning with no text (5.04 KB, image/png)
2005-07-11 03:24 EDT, David Costanzo
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Description David Costanzo 2005-07-11 03:23:37 EDT
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Description of problem:
system-config-services has a menu option for adding a new services under "Actions - Add Service".  If you give it the name of a service that does not exist on the system (for example, because it is not installed), you get a strange-looking warning box that has no text.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start system-config-services
2. Select Action - Add Service.  This displays an "Add Service" dialog box.
3. Enter "nonexistent" in the "Service Name" field and press OK.

Actual Results:  A strange looking warning box is displayed.  This box has no text in it.

Expected Results:  An informative warning box is displayed that says something like:

  The service could not be added because it is not installed.


  The service could not be added because it could not be found.

Additional info:

I encountered this when attempted to add a cvs pserver to my system.  My system did not have xinetd installed, and I attempted to add it as a service.  I saw the warning box, and knew *something* was wrong (which is good), but I wasn't sure exactly what went wrong (which is room for improvement).  Eventually, I figured out that I didn't have xindetd's RPM installed, even though I had /etc/xinetd.d/cvs.  A more informative error message may helped me figure out my problem sooner (but we're only talking about fifteen minutes of head-scratching).

I have given this a severity of "low" instead of "feature enhancement" because this feels like a bug, not a feature that was cut.
Comment 1 David Costanzo 2005-07-11 03:24:43 EDT
Created attachment 116582 [details]
Screenshot-Warning.png -- Screenshot of warning with no text
Comment 2 Nils Philippsen 2005-08-16 09:01:26 EDT
fixed in CVS
Comment 3 Nils Philippsen 2005-08-16 12:10:45 EDT
should be fixed in 0.8.26

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