Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 355441
Shell features (spell, wc, sort, etc.) fail from nedit menu
Last modified: 2013-07-02 19:23:15 EDT
Description of problem:
While editing a document with nedit, select the Shell menu, then select spell,
wc, sort or other shell commands to run on the document. Those commands fail
with the message "Error starting shell: /bin/csh". The problem goes away if the
tcsh package is installed.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Always, if the csh shell (tcsh package) isn't installed.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open nedit
2. Open any text file
3. Select Shell -> wc (or spell, sort, etc.)
Message appears "Error starting shell: /bin/csh
The requested command should run on the file being edited.
I'm guessing that the tcsh package should be required to install nedit or maybe
nedit could be changed to use a shell that's always there (like bash).
Ok, I switched default shell to /bin/sh by default so that we don't need to
require tcsh for nedit. Thanks for noticing!
nedit-5.5-12.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update nedit'
nedit-5.5-12.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
nedit-5.5-13.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.