Bug 838198 - fgrun fails to launch fgfs executable
Summary: fgrun fails to launch fgfs executable
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: fgrun
Version: 17
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Fabrice Bellet
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-07-07 03:21 UTC by Richard Keech
Modified: 2012-09-10 22:29 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-09-10 22:29:09 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Richard Keech 2012-07-07 03:21:17 UTC
Description of problem:

the main exec call that occurs at the point you hit the "Run" button is missing the path to the executable /usr/bin/fgfs

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:

every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. fgrun
2. click through to 3rd screen
3. hit run
Actual results:

The third screen shows the following command line:


(If this command line is pasted into a wrapper script and run by itself it launches OK.)

Upon hitting "Run", a log window pops up with "execve: no such file or directory"

Running this using strace shows that the filename argument is missing:

execve("", ["", "--fg-root=/usr/share/flightgear", "--fg-scenery=/usr/share/flightge"..., "--airport=KSFO", "--aircraft=CitationX", "--disable-random-objects", "--disable-ai-models", "--disable-real-weather-fetch", "--enable-fullscreen"], [/* 41 vars */]) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)^M

Running as "fgrun --fg-exe=/usr/bin/fgfs" does not help.

Additional info:

1. fgrun would normally be expected to bring up a first screen in which the paths can be set.  This is not shown.

2. The advanced options dialog box shows that the executable is "NOT SET", even when --fg-exe is passed.  This dialog does not allow settings to be changed.

Comment 1 Fedora Update System 2012-07-30 20:50:05 UTC
fgrun-1.6.1-4.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.

Comment 2 Fabrice Bellet 2012-07-30 20:52:32 UTC
You may want to remove previous fgrun settings by removing file ~/.fltk/flightgear.org/fgrun.prefs before testing this update.

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2012-08-01 18:29:53 UTC
Package fgrun-1.6.1-4.fc17:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 17 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing fgrun-1.6.1-4.fc17'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 4 Richard Keech 2012-08-18 03:59:41 UTC
fgrun-1.6.1-4.fc17.x86_64 from updates-testing works a treat!


Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2012-09-10 22:29:09 UTC
fgrun-1.6.1-4.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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