Bug 68738 - Gdialog missing from gnome-utils again
Gdialog missing from gnome-utils again
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-utils (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Havoc Pennington
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2002-07-13 02:31 EDT by W. Michael Petullo
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:44 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-01-08 01:03:48 EST
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Description W. Michael Petullo 2002-07-13 02:31:36 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.5 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20020625

Description of problem:
Gdialog is very useful in nautilus scripts but is missing from gnome-utils-2.0.0-4.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  gdialog

Actual Results:  bash: gdialog: command not found

Expected Results:  Gdialog should run.

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See also bug number 54415.  A similar bug was submitted and fixed for a previous
Red Hat Linux release.
Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2002-07-13 10:15:18 EDT
This time the situation is a bit different, as gdialog is disabled upstream due
to lack of maintenance. We could enable it but I don't know if it works. I'm
assuming someone turned it off for a reason.
Comment 2 W. Michael Petullo 2002-07-20 10:32:55 EDT
I just started using the gdialog included in GNOME's 2.0.0 gnome-utils
distribution.  In order to use it, one needs to configure gnome-utils with
"./configure --enable-gdialog=yes."  It has been working fine with what I use it
for, but I plan on asking its developers why it is disabled by default. 
Nautilus scripts really need gdialog.
Comment 3 W. Michael Petullo 2002-07-27 04:59:44 EDT
I asked the GNOME folks about this and they reponded by adding the following to
gnome-utils' README file:

[ Gdialog is ] not built by default as the Gtk+ port is incomplete and needs
much attention. We would dearly love to bring this back building - please help
us fix it.


Works fine for me.  ldd `which gdialog`:

libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0 (0x4019e000)

I suspect I am not exercising all of gdialog's features.  I'll play around and
see if I can flush out and fix its bugs.
Comment 5 Adrian Miranda 2002-10-07 21:11:24 EDT
The return value of gdialog --yesno seems to be incorrect.  For example, if I
select Yes, the exit value is 248.  This is with the released version of redhat 8.0.
Comment 6 Havoc Pennington 2002-10-07 21:44:20 EDT
Yes, it's broken. That's why it was turned off. People begged to have it on, now
it's there, it's broken. Amazing! ;-)

It's fixed on the GNOME 2.2 branch I believe.
Comment 7 Havoc Pennington 2003-01-08 01:03:48 EST
I guess this bug should have been closed, as we turned gdialog on.

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