Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 71570
"System Log" doesn't work, and should be integrated into "System Logs"
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:03 EDT
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Description of problem:
There are two programs in the System Tools menu in Limbo 2.
One is called System Log
The other is called System Logs (this component)
System Logs is a nice app that prompts the user for the root password, and then
shows a useful log viewing program.
System Log (gnome-system-log) launches, attempts to read /var/log/messages,
fails if the user isn't logged in as root with "/var/log/messages could not be
opened, no log files to open", and then exits.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Look in the System Tools menu of Limbo 2
2.Compare the two apps.
Actual Results: gnome-system-log will always fail unless the user is logged
into X as root (a Bad Thing).
In addition, redhat-logviewer doesn't show all the contents of
/var/log/messages, asa far as I can tell.
Expected Results: redhat-logviewer should include any logs that
After that, gnome-system-log should be removed from the distribution - there's a
big overlap in functionality and users aren't quite sure what program to click on
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 69711 ***