Bug 8369 - sh: fortune: command not found in xscreensaver
Summary: sh: fortune: command not found in xscreensaver
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: xscreensaver
Version: 6.2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-01-11 11:32 UTC by Julien Brouchier
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:12 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-01-18 16:44:37 UTC

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Description Julien Brouchier 2000-01-11 11:32:15 UTC
When performing a default gnome workstation install the screen saver
shows a strange fortune :

	sh: fortune: command not found

That's true the package fortune is not installed... Ok this is a really low
urgency bug but having fortune in default install could be cool.. or at
least disable this mode un xscreensaver default config. :)

Comment 1 Hans de Goede 2000-01-14 15:16:59 UTC
Hmm, as some one who also uses some thight on diskspace systems, I wouldn't like
to see another dependency.

Imho there are already to much "semi" dependencies. Like tetex depending on ed
just for the configuration tool.

Couldn't we make a some sorta mechanism to have descent fall backs for this,
like an alias for fortune which always echos:
"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy"

The trick of course beign that that  alias only is set if fortune isn't
installed, same for some other things. I believe debian has something like that.

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2000-01-18 16:44:59 UTC
Currently fixed in Raw Hide by adding fortune to the dependencies
list, and we're looking at more elegant solutions.

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2000-01-31 17:20:59 UTC
I'm not sure about your selection; doing
configure --prefix=/usr --with-zippy="which fortune >/dev/null 2>&1 && fortune
|| echo All work and no play makes jack a dull boy." just seems
somehow *wrong*. ;)

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