Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 280071
-x with quotes causes error creating child process
Last modified: 2013-02-10 04:29:50 EST
Description of problem:
I can't start gnome-terminal with a command in quotes to be executed in the
terminal with the -x switch.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. gnome-terminal -x 'telnet <hostname>'
from a terminal window. <hostname> is a functioning Telnet host I use regularly.
Popup with a popup containing the text:
"There was an error creating the child process for this terminal"
When I click on the OK button, I am left with a terminal window that does not
seem to respond to keyboard input, aside from Shift-Ctrl-Q to close the window.
Terminal window running a Telnet session
For testing purposes, I note that
gnome-terminal -x 'cat '
also gives the error, whereas
gnome-terminal -x 'cat'
(no trailing space before the closing quote) runs the "cat" command, and
terminates on a CTRL-D, as expected.
Perhaps I should really be using gnome-telnet for terminal sessions to other hosts.
Still seeing the "cat" bug with version gnome-terminal-2.18.4-1.fc8.
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Well, it still fails the same way on fc10. Is this going to be fixed?