Bug 176621 - xscreensavers tries to run non-existent hacks
Summary: xscreensavers tries to run non-existent hacks
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xscreensaver
Version: 4
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact:
Depends On:
Blocks: FC4Update
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-12-27 19:44 UTC by Vlado Potisk
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version: FC6
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2007-01-22 12:16:51 UTC
Type: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)
A patch to fix this bug backported from 4.24 (3.00 KB, patch)
2006-06-05 22:50 UTC, Vlado Potisk
no flags Details | Diff

Description Vlado Potisk 2005-12-27 19:44:45 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686 (x86_64); en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050922 Fedora/1.0.7-1.1.fc4 Firefox/1.0.7

Description of problem:
I have installed xscreensaver-extras, but not the gl-extras. The xscreensaver in the random mode tries to start its graphical programs (hacks) which are mentioned in the config file but which are not installed.

These not installed programs are not listed in the xscreensaver-demo.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install xscreensaver-extras, but not xscreensaver-gl-extras
2. configure random screensaver (short timeouts recommended)
3. wait until one of the not installed programs is randomly chosen.

Actual Results:  error message similar to this appears:
xscreensaver: child pid PID (PROGRAM-NAME) exited abnormally
where PROGRAM-NAME is a name of a program that does not exist

Expected Results:  Only installed hacks should be launched

Additional info:

Bug 164761 might be related to this.

Comment 1 Jamie Zawinski 2005-12-27 21:03:00 UTC
That was fixed in 4.24.

Comment 2 Vlado Potisk 2006-06-03 09:35:03 UTC
The fix is available upstream, so it looks like a very simple case, but after
five months waiting there is still no update available. Could you please take a
look at this bug ? Thank you.

Comment 3 Ray Strode [halfline] 2006-06-05 17:14:15 UTC
Hi Vlado,

Mamoru Tasaka has packaged xscreensaver 4.24 has part of his work in migrating
it to Fedora Extras (See bug 189268).

We might be able to use his packages.  Otherwise, we might just have to backport
the fix.

If you could try Mamoru's packages or get the relevant bits from the upstream
tarball (as a patch) then we can push an update faster.

Either way adding to FC4 Update tracker, so we don't forget about it.

Comment 4 Vlado Potisk 2006-06-05 22:50:32 UTC
Created attachment 130553 [details]
A patch to fix this bug backported from 4.24

This patch works for me

Comment 5 Christian Iseli 2007-01-22 10:35:16 UTC
This report targets the FC3 or FC4 products, which have now been EOL'd.

Could you please check that it still applies to a current Fedora release, and
either update the target product or close it ?


Comment 6 Vlado Potisk 2007-01-22 12:16:51 UTC
FC6 is fine.

Anyway I feel dissappointed that providing a patch that you asked for (comments
#3 and #4) was not sufficient to have this bug corrected.

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