Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 164673
system-config-date does not allow selection of UI
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:19 EST
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Description of problem:
system-config-date does not provide an option to select between the X UI, which doesn't work over SSH tunneling, and the text UI, which doesn't do much of value anyways. Such an option would allow the user to work around other shortcomings by selecting whatever UI was less broken for their needs.
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. system-config-date --help or man system-config-date
2. pain and disappointment
My plan for FC5 is deprecation of the text UI (to be removed in FC6) because it
lacks so much compared to the GUI and I don't have the time to keep them both in
sync. I don't think introducing such an option at this point would make much sense.
Until it vanishes, you can always invoke the TUI by unsetting the DISPLAY variable: