Bug 164791 - system-config-date --help fails poorly
system-config-date --help fails poorly
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: system-config-date (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Nils Philippsen
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Blocks: 187538
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Reported: 2005-08-01 10:26 EDT by Chester Hosey
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: RHBA-2006-0366
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-05-03 17:27:47 EDT
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Description Chester Hosey 2005-08-01 10:26:45 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0)

Description of problem:
No help exists via a --help option. Attempting to use --help causes Python to output a stack dump. If called by a non-root user, --help asks for the root password before dying poorly.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. /usr/bin/system-config-time --help
2. Stack trace

Actual Results:  Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/system-config-date/system-config-date.py", line 39, in ?
    opts, kbdtype = getopt.getopt(sys.argv[1:], "d:h", ["page="])
  File "/usr/lib/python2.3/getopt.py", line 89, in getopt
    opts, args = do_longs(opts, args[0][2:], longopts, args[1:])
  File "/usr/lib/python2.3/getopt.py", line 153, in do_longs
    has_arg, opt = long_has_args(opt, longopts)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.3/getopt.py", line 170, in long_has_args
    raise GetoptError('option --%s not recognized' % opt, opt)
getopt.GetoptError: option --help not recognized

Expected Results:  Either an explanatory message showing a list of options, or a note that no options are accepted.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Nils Philippsen 2005-08-03 08:25:00 EDT
Implemented --help, catch unrecognized options better in CVS.
Comment 11 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-05-03 17:27:48 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
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if the solution does not work for you.


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