Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 79013
Lengthy advisory makes window taller than screen
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:48:50 EDT
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Description of problem:
A lengthy advisory (e.g. RHSA-2002:220-40) creates a very tall dialog when you
click View Advisory. Even on a 1024x768 display this can be taller than the
screen, so the top and bottom parts of the window are off-screen. Savvy users
will figure out how to use their window manager to reign in the dialog, but for
newbies the situation can be intimidating because the standard window controls
and the dismissmal button are unavailable to them.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run up2date (GUI).
2. Click on a KDE package affected by RHSA-2002:220-40.
3. Click View Advisory.
Actual Results: The resulting dialog is very tall.
Expected Results: Perhaps a scrollbox or something.
*** Bug 79702 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
One of many "up2date doesn't use enough scrolling windows" bugs. I believe this
one, like the others, has been fixed.
In any case, up2date is no longer shipped with Fedora Core; its functionality
has been replaced by pup, found in the pirut package. The only fixes
likely to be made to up2date in RedHat Linux and earlier Fedora Core
versions are security fixes by Fedora Legacy. This does not seem to
be a security bug, so I'm closing it.
If the problem is appropriate to RHEL and occurs to a user there, it
can be filed as such.