Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 6334
linuxconf random crashes and etc.
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:52 EDT
when runned with gnome frontend randomly
crashes with RedHat 6.1 stock installation.
Because of unknown reason it does
not work when started from gdb,
so I can not print stack trace.
To see the problem try, for example,
do a various things with PPP configuration
linuxconf will crash (sooner or later).
Same thing with many other modules.
2. When I add users by useradd
everything is OK.
But for users I added
from linuxconf --text
when such user login (or when doing su -l username)
bash prints some shell errors.
[: Too many arguments
The ~/.bashrc and the other files in home directories
are identical for users added by useradd and linuxconf.
3. When changing a password from linuxconf
when user entered a password
which is a word from a dictionary
linuxconf prints an error message (this is OK),
but then regardless this error it
asks to confirm the password.
This is slightly confusing.
If there were an error - do not ask to
confirm the password.
Just ask enter a new one.
In addition to item 1.
linuxconf DOES NOT crash when started as
It crashes only with gnome frontend.
Tested using Linuxconf-1.16r10 which will be released as errata when testing
is completed. I would suggest upgrading when it is available.
1. Linuxconf seems to run fine under gdb. I have not seen any crashes in
2. I have added users using the gtk front end and with linuxconf --text and all
seem to be able to login with no errors.
3. Linuxconf merely returns what useradd returns. These are configurable
settings to useradd.
------- Email Received From Vladislav Malyshkin <email@example.com> 12/04/99 12:26 -------
> +2. I have added users using the gtk front end and with linuxconf --text and
> +seem to be able to login with no errors.
As I figured out later those login errors were caused by empty
group entry in /etc/group
The latest linuxconf probably fixes this problem.
I tried to configure my ethernet card in order to connect to a cable modem. I
used the gnome System Menus > System > LinuxConf to do this.
Linuxconf let me enter all the parameters, then "crashed due to a fatal error"
when I asked to activate the changes. This is pretty frustrating!
Closing because we don't ship linuxconf anymore.