Bug 54810 - rp3 crashes (strcmp in ./rp3-config/modem-edit.cc:375)
Summary: rp3 crashes (strcmp in ./rp3-config/modem-edit.cc:375)
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rp3
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nalin Dahyabhai
QA Contact: Aaron Brown
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-10-19 16:12 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2006-08-28 16:52:54 UTC

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Description Need Real Name 2001-10-19 16:12:16 UTC
Description of Problem:

rp3 crashes when Dialer Defaults,Modem entry is missing in /etc/wvdial.conf

Error is in: rp3-config/modem-edit.cc:375
if (strcmp (cfg->get ("Dialer Defaults", "Modem"), modem->device) == 0) {
cfg-get returns a null pointer

I suspect the `Dialer Defaults' section is supposed to
be always present in /etc/wvdial.conf, but it wasn't ! 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
At least rp3-1.1.10-1 .. rp3-1.1.10-4

How Reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Play around with rp3, rp3-conf, wvdial, wvdialconf (what else ?)
   untill the Dialer Defaults section is gone
2. Run rp3 

Actual Results:

Expected Results:

Additional Information:
I agree wholeheartedly with comments in

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2006-08-07 17:09:14 UTC
Red Hat Linux is no longer supported by Red Hat, Inc. If you are still
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Comment 2 rosa 2006-08-28 11:07:55 UTC
He he, very clever, after 5 years I no longer have any copies of redhat 7.1
around and would need to go digging for a modem ;-)

Ok to close this bug !

FWIW I switched to CentOS two years ago and had stopped reporting 
bugs to Redhat a year before that after not receiving replies to 
more serious bugreports. My company recently bought RHEL licenses as they
were required by SAP. But for all other purposes CentOS suits me just fine.

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2006-08-28 16:52:54 UTC
OK. Apologies for the delay, and thanks for the honesty.

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