Bug 51112 - `ethereal' not working without -gnome package
`ethereal' not working without -gnome package
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ethereal (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Phil Knirsch
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Blocks: 46127
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Reported: 2001-08-07 09:52 EDT by Enrico Scholz
Modified: 2015-03-04 20:09 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-08-07 09:53:32 EDT
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Description Enrico Scholz 2001-08-07 09:52:35 EDT
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

| USER=root
| PROGRAM=/usr/sbin/ethereal
| SESSION=true

/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.

How Reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpm -e ethereal-gnome; rpm -U ethereal
2. ethereal

Actual Results:

nothing; no error-msg, no window

Expected Results:

an error-msg or a window
Comment 1 Phil Knirsch 2001-08-16 12:44:43 EDT
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

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