Bug 24733 - gps component causes startup/shutdown errors
gps component causes startup/shutdown errors
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Powertools
Classification: Retired
Component: gps (Show other bugs)
7.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Powers
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-01-23 14:48 EST by josip
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:30 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-01-23 16:39:06 EST
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Description josip 2001-01-23 14:48:59 EST
Package gps-0.8.1-10 causes errors on startup and on shutdown because:

(1) /etc/init.d/rgpsp has a typo (tries to return '?$' instead of '$?')
(2) on startup, gps launches subsystem rgpsp_linux instead of just rgpsp

Suggested fix:
(1) edit /etc/init.d/rgpsp to return '$?'
(2) ln -s rgpsp_linux /etc/init.d/rgpsp
Comment 1 David Mason 2001-01-23 14:56:09 EST
The Red Hat gnome-utils package does not come with gps - you must have either
downloaded it and installed, or gotten your gnome-utils from another source
(Helix?). You may send a bug report to the maintainer of Gps at:
http://gps.seul.org/
Comment 2 josip 2001-01-23 15:52:18 EST
While this did not come with RedHat 7.0, it is distributed with Red Hat 7.0
powertools:

gps-0.8.1-10.i386.rpm

Name        : gps                          Relocations: (not relocateable)
Version     : 0.8.1                             Vendor: Red Hat, Inc.
Release     : 10                            Build Date: Fri Jul 28 18:06:54 2000
Install date: Sun Jan 21 22:13:48 2001      Build Host: porky.devel.redhat.com
Group       : Applications/System           Source RPM: gps-0.8.1-10.src.rpm
Size        : 323235                           License: GPL
Packager    : Red Hat, Inc. <http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla>
URL         : http://www.dcc.unicamp.br/~guazzibe/gPS/
Summary     : A graphical system process monitor.
Comment 3 josip 2001-01-23 16:05:38 EST
Suggested fix (2) above should read

ln -s rgpsp /etc/init.d/rgpsp_linux
Comment 4 David Mason 2001-01-23 16:39:01 EST
Ah - powertools. My apologies, you are correct. Assigning.
Comment 5 Tim Powers 2001-01-23 16:58:56 EST
FWIW, problem #1 was fixed(it's in rawhide). For problem #2 I am going to rename
rgpsp to rgpsp_linux to avoid having symlinks in /etc/init.d.

You should see the updated package in rawhide the next time rawhide is updated
with both of these fixes.

Tim

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