Bug 74527 - /sbin not in path so ifup doesn't work in modemlights
Summary: /sbin not in path so ifup doesn't work in modemlights
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 69971
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-applets (Show other bugs)
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Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Mark McLoughlin
QA Contact: Mike McLean
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Reported: 2002-09-25 23:38 UTC by ramon
Modified: 2005-10-31 22:00 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-10-05 14:56:04 UTC
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Description ramon 2002-09-25 23:38:40 UTC
The modem lights applet (/usr/libexec/modemlights_applet2) apparently does not work.

When I click in it, nothing happens.

The reason for the problem is that, with the default settings, the connexion
command is "ifup ppp0". But ifup is in /sbin, which is not in path for normal
users. Although the problem is easy to workaround once you know the reason, from
the point of view of a new user the applet is completly non-functional.

In addition, I miss the old modem applet in Redhat 7.3, which had a better user
interface: the user selected the Internet provider name, instead of having
to type the command.

Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2002-09-26 20:54:47 UTC
The ifup command should have been fixed in final release.

Comment 2 Mattias Dahlberg 2002-10-05 08:56:20 UTC
Nope, I have the same problem in 8.0. The reason seems to be exactly what the 
reported explained, ifup is located in /sbin, which the applet can't find when 
run as a normal user.

Comment 3 ramon 2002-10-05 14:00:01 UTC
I have just installed Redhat 8.0 final (an update over Redhat 7.3) and can also
confirm that the problem exits.

As a modest suggestion, seeing that the new dialer has less features than the
old, isn't this an example of the software rewrite sindrome (
http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/fog0000000069.html ) ?


Comment 4 Havoc Pennington 2002-10-05 14:55:57 UTC
I don't think modemlights is a new rewrite; it has existed forever, it predates
the rp3 dialer applet which is probably what you are missing.

Thanks for confirming bug still there.

Comment 5 Havoc Pennington 2002-10-05 16:17:20 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 69971 ***

Comment 6 ramon 2002-10-05 17:31:53 UTC
Why was rp3 dialer removed?

Comment 7 Havoc Pennington 2002-10-05 17:59:33 UTC
I don't know why it was removed. My guess is that it didn't work 
and people didn't have time to fix it.

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