Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 83408
Parser chokes on blank lines
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:05 EDT
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Description of problem:
I initially edited /etc/exports with vi, which, more or less by default, added a
blank line to the end. This was fine, as far as exportfs was concerned; but,
when I later went to examine the settings with redhat-config-nfs, it crashed.
The error output is:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/share/redhat-config-nfs/redhat-config-nfs.py", line 29, in ?
File "/usr/share/redhat-config-nfs/mainWindow.py", line 141, in __init__
self.exports = nfsBackend.NfsBackend()
File "/usr/share/redhat-config-nfs/nfsBackend.py", line 31, in __init__
File "/usr/share/redhat-config-nfs/nfsBackend.py", line 89, in parseFile
hostname, options = string.split(tokens, "(")
IndexError: list index out of range
(Note that, the first couple of times I tried it, I was using it from the menu,
and just didn't get any kind of feedback at all. I think GNOME ought to have
some sort of convention for providing error messages on programs run via menu
items and launchers.)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Place a blank line in /etc/exports (I've seen it with the blank line at the
start and at the end).
2. Run redhat-config-nfs
Actual Results: Error messages.
Expected Results: A window coming up.
Created attachment 89823 [details]
Trivial patch: treat blank lines the same as comments.
Patch applied. Should be fixed in redhat-config-nfs-1.0.4-2. Thanks for your help.
QA, please verify.
*** Bug 84917 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
- Inserted a lot of blank lines before a valid entry in /etc/exports.
- Inserted a lot of blank lines between a couple of valid entries in /etc/exports.
- Inserted a lot of blank lines after a couple of valid entries in /etc/exports.
In all cases, redhat-config-nfs-1.0.4-3 started properly and rewrote the
/etc/exports file without blanks.
So... verified fixed with "redhat-config-nfs-1.0.4-3" on Phoebe 8.0.94.
Thanks for the testing. Resolving as Rawhide.