Bug 4785 - linuxconf core dumps with RH6.0
Summary: linuxconf core dumps with RH6.0
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: linuxconf
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nalin Dahyabhai
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-08-30 15:51 UTC by marko
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-02-10 19:29:44 UTC

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Description marko 1999-08-30 15:51:32 UTC
Ran RH5.2 on an i386-based system until August 25th with
linuxconf working fine. Upgraded from 5.2 to 6.0 and now
linuxconf crash dumps. Tried uninstalling and re-installing,
still no go. Booted the system in non-SMP mode and
re-installed linuxconf, still no go. Suggestions?

------- Additional Comments From   09/01/99 17:56 -------
I get this too.  I'm running a freshly installed RH6.0. At first
linuxconf worked OK.  At some point I installed the updated version.
Soon it began to crash when I used it to add new users.So I
uninstalled it and reinstalled the original version.  It displayed the
help panel when it first came up and then crashed. I installed the
updated version.  Same thing.  Now I can't get either version to work
at all.

Comment 1 Anonymous 1999-09-02 01:54:59 UTC
Some more info: These problems affect the NEW linuxconf

It seems to have to do with the DNS and mailconf modules.  It will
work if I take out the mailconf line from the module list - however,
many of the branches of the tree end up missing, including user
account configuration.  Also, when I go to try the DNS configurator,
it doesn't like the syntax of my named.conf file :( complains about no
master, slave, etc. also about missing semi-colons - however, both are
present, it may be that it doesn't like // end of line comments?).

Anyway to get most of the functionality of linuxconf back, I have to
remove BOTH the dnsconf and mailconf lines.

Needless to say, I have my own legacy sendmail.cf and named.conf files
which work just fine for me.  A couple of interesting points - I've
also customize my apache configuration by hand, but the apache module
does pretty well with it. So it is possible!

Another interesting facet is that if I remove the treemenu line, the
old style interface comes up just fine ---- what is the treemenu doing
that the old style interface ISN'T????

Comment 2 Michael K. Johnson 1999-09-19 23:08:59 UTC
Added Jacques to CC line so that he can investigate the mailconf
and dnsconf problems; in particular, the // comments.

Jacques, please feel free to ask for any information you need to look
into these bugs.

Comment 3 jgregor 1999-11-10 02:21:59 UTC
Recently installed Redhat 6.0 with linuxconf working correctly. Then
I've been configuring things like a 2nd network card, IP firewall and
masquerade. Recently (today) I added automount maps (/etc/auto.master
and /etc/auto.net). I'm trying to mount local machine file system to
/net/<hostname>. Tonight when I run linuxconf I get a coredump. I
rebooted and I still can't run linuxconf. What should I do to further
test it?

Comment 4 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2000-09-13 22:29:10 UTC
This is most likely fixed in the current packages, and even in the 6.2
linuxconf packages.

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