Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 4785
linuxconf core dumps with RH6.0
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:51 EDT
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
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????
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.
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
This is most likely fixed in the current packages, and even in the 6.2