Bug 6334 - linuxconf random crashes and etc.
linuxconf random crashes and etc.
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: linuxconf (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
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Reported: 1999-10-25 09:57 EDT by mal
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-10 14:29:52 EST
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Description mal 1999-10-25 09:57:10 EDT
1. Linuxconf,
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.
Something like
[: 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.
Comment 1 Anonymous 1999-10-25 11:33:59 EDT
In addition to item 1.
linuxconf DOES NOT crash when started as
linuxconf --text
It crashes only with gnome frontend.
Comment 2 Dale Lovelace 1999-12-03 14:35:59 EST
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 <malyshki@cs.wmich.edu> 12/04/99 12:26 -------
Comment 3 Anonymous 1999-12-04 12:28:59 EST
> +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.
Comment 4 nstn1291 2000-01-20 22:02:59 EST
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!
Comment 5 Brent Fox 2002-06-05 00:43:32 EDT
Closing because we don't ship linuxconf anymore.

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