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Bug 51380 - ksconfig crashes when invoked
ksconfig crashes when invoked
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ksconfig (Show other bugs)
noarch Linux
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
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Reported: 2001-08-09 17:57 EDT by ctolley
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-08-09 17:57:32 EDT
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Description ctolley 2001-08-09 17:57:28 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.76 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.2-2smp i686)

Description of problem:
Whether starting via the X menu item (Program -> System -> Kickstart
Configurator) or via command-line:


ksconfig returns the following error:

Traceback (innermost last):
  File "/usr/share/ksconfig/ksconfig.py", line 387, in ?
NameError: select

I'm not a Python programmer, but I gambled and commented out line 387 and
the application started, and appears to create valid kickstart config
files, but I don't know the overall impact of leaving that line commented

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Kickstart 1.2-1 and ksconfig 1.2-1 via rpm
2. From X, choose Kickstart Configurator from (Programs -> System ->
Kickstart Configurator), or invoke from a terminal program (Eterm or xterm,
3. Invoking from a terminal client lets you immediately see the error msg,
or you can CTRL-ALT-F1 over to the 1st TTY to see the error there.

Actual Results:  Traceback (innermost last):
  File "/usr/share/ksconfig/ksconfig.py", line 387, in ?
NameError: select

Expected Results:  Either provide an updated package, patch or snippit of
code that will correct this error.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Brent Fox 2001-08-10 16:04:29 EDT
This is a dupe of bug #37753.  You have found a correct workaround.  I could
provide you a fix, but it would just consist of the same change that you made. 
You sound like a Python programmer to me.  ;)

Anyway, ksconfig has gone through a major rewrite in regards to interface and
things like that.  The next release will not have this problem.

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