Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 78786
redhat-config-date fails to launch under X or in shell
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:04 EDT
Description of Problem:
New install of RedHat 8.0 Professional. Using KDE desktop. Try to launch Date &
Time configuration tool from 'K' System Settings menu. App does not appear. No
errors. Nada. In command shell window, try to launch and get the following:
[root@valhalla root]# redhat-config-date
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/share/redhat-config-date/redhat-config-date.py", line 35, in ?
File "/usr/share/redhat-config-date/mainWindow.py", line 181, in __init__
self.timezonePage = timezone_gui.timezonePage()
File "/usr/share/redhat-config-date/timezone_gui.py", line 50, in __init__
self.tz = TimezoneMap(zonetab, self.default, map=path)
File "/usr/share/redhat-config-date/timezone_map_gui.py", line 139, in __init__
File "/usr/share/redhat-config-date/timezone_map_gui.py", line 180, in setCurrent
AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'tz'
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
As above, every time. I finally had to figure out the command line date command
to set the system clock. Boy, was that ever intuitive. The man page is useless.
Found a page on web with examples.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. select from K Panel menu option. Nothing happens.
2. enter command shell redhat-config-date, get errors above. every time.
I pretty much installed most of available options, since this is a workstation
behind my firewall/router, as a learning machine. I am assuming the date time
config app is supposed to be installed, since it appeared on the menu.
Also get error this way:
open Konquerer KDE file manager
nav to /usr/bin/redhat-config-date executable
click to launch
get error pop message "unknown error"
Oh, and then I opened a text file
and when hit 'back' in the file manager, it crashed. Doh.
And amazingly enough, that reproduces:
1. open KDE file manager
2. do a search on 'redhat-config-date'
3. click the text file above to open and view it
4. then click the back arrow (not the up arrow) in toolbar of file manager
Thud. Crashed file manager everytime.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 76313 ***