Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 8369
sh: fortune: command not found in xscreensaver
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:12:00 EDT
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. :)
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.
Currently fixed in Raw Hide by adding fortune to the dependencies
list, and we're looking at more elegant solutions.
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*. ;)