Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 51112
`ethereal' not working without -gnome package
Last modified: 2015-03-04 20:09:33 EST
Description of Problem:
ethereal-0.8.18-9 contains the file /usr/bin/ethereal which is a link to
`consolehelper'. This program will run /usr/sbin/ethereal as defined in
/usr/bin/ethereal and .../console.apps/ethereal are part of of the base
`ethereal' package but /usr/sbin/ethereal is in `ethereal-gnome'.
Thus, calling `ethereal' without an installed ethereal-gnome will fail
mysteriously (see #46127).
I suggest to move named files into the -gnome package.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpm -e ethereal-gnome; rpm -U ethereal
nothing; no error-msg, no window
an error-msg or a window
OK, i see the problem now.
Fixed by moving the /usr/bin/ethereal application (resp. symlink) to the correct
package, namely ethereal-gnome.
That way things should work as expected.
The fixed version (0.8.18-10) should appear in rawhide over the next few weeks.
Read ya, Phil