Bug 280071 - -x with quotes causes error creating child process
-x with quotes causes error creating child process
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-terminal (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Behdad Esfahbod
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-09-06 03:20 EDT by Peter H. Jones
Modified: 2013-02-10 04:29 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-01-08 23:52:37 EST
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Description Peter H. Jones 2007-09-06 03:20:34 EDT
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):

How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. gnome-terminal -x 'telnet <hostname>'
from a terminal window. <hostname> is a functioning Telnet host I use regularly.
Actual results:
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.

Expected results:
Terminal window running a Telnet session

Additional info:
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.
Comment 1 Peter H. Jones 2008-03-14 21:12:12 EDT
Still seeing the "cat" bug with version gnome-terminal-2.18.4-1.fc8.
Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 02:45:37 EST
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Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2009-01-08 23:52:37 EST
Fedora 8 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-01-07. Fedora 8 is 
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Comment 4 Les Dunaway 2009-04-19 22:37:23 EDT
Well, it still fails the same way on fc10.  Is this going to be fixed?

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