Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 675193
Confusing text on the ChannelCreateFiles.do page
Last modified: 2013-10-01 17:56:49 EDT
Description of problem:
On the ChannelCreateFiles.do page, directly under the Symbolic Link radio button, there is a tip that says:
Tip: Enter the target of the symlink as the file contents
This appears to be an old tip, as the target is now represented in a separate text box and the file contents text box is disabled when creating a symlink.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to Configuration->Configuration Channels->Add Files->Create File
The tip should be removed
I mean the tip wants to say that, if you have a symlink to a text file
symlink -> text_file
that you shall make sure to specify the path of the text_file, when modifying its contents and not the symlink path.
Or am I wrong?
I think the confusion arises from the use of the phrase "file contents" in the tip. There is a field on the screen called "File Contents", and this field is disabled when creating a symbolic link type configuration file.
To ease the confusion, can we either get rid of the tip altogether or adopt the terminology from either the ln(1) or symlink(2) man pages? For example:
Tip: Enter the LINK_NAME in the Filename/Path field and the TARGET in the Symbolic Link Target Filename/Path field.
Tip: Enter the newpath in the Filename/Path field and the oldpath in the Symbolic Link Target Filename/Path field.
I've removed the confusing tip ...
Satellite 5.6 has been released. This bug was tracked under the release.
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