Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 54415
gdialog missing from gnome-utils
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:37:31 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.78 [es] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.7-6 i686)
Description of problem:
That's it, gdialog isn't included in gnome-utils package, as it should
(it's in the official gnome tarball, it was included in redhat 7, and it's
included in ximian gnome) Why isn't it in roswell?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
in a bash script:
FILE=$(gdialog --title "Comprimir" --inputbox "Name..." 200 350 $1 2>&1)
Actual Results: bash: gdialog: command not found
Expected Results: a dialog to write in a name
rpm -qil gnome-utils
Name : gnome-utils Relocations: (not relocateable)
Version : 1.4.0 Vendor: Red Hat, Inc.
Release : 4 Build Date: lun 27 ago 2001
Install date: vie 21 sep 2001 18:27:50 CLT Build Host:
Group : Applications/System Source RPM:
Size : 3359571 License: GPL
Packager : Red Hat, Inc. <http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla>
URL : http://www.gnome.org
Summary : GNOME utility programs.
GNOME (GNU Network Object Model Environment) is a user-friendly set of
GUI applications and desktop tools to be used in conjunction with a
window manager for the X Window System. The gnome-utils package
includes a set of utilities for GNOME, including Gcalc, Gdialog,
Gdiskfree, and many others.
As you can see, gdialog isn't there, but the description says it should
The description is incorrect; a number of gnome-utils programs were removed due
to not working very well, not being maintained, not being useful, etc.
Description should be fixed. If gdialog seems to be maintained/working these
days we could review it and consider putting it back.
Gdialog works fine for me. I have been using the version included in Ximian's
gnome-utils-1.4.0-ximian.10 RPM. Gdialog is very useful when writing Naultilus
scripts. For example, I wrote a search and replace script that, when installed
in ~/.gnome/nautilus-scripts, allows a user to select several files, right click
on them, and perform a search and replace on them. I would like to see gdialog
it back in Red Hat' gnome-utils package -- it can really add some power and
user-friendliness to GNOME and Nautilus scripts.
Should be in 1.4.0-8