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Bug 162751 - Switchdesk could be more helpful when it fails
Summary: Switchdesk could be more helpful when it fails
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: switchdesk
Version: 4
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ngo Than
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-07-08 11:10 UTC by Nigel Horne
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
0 users

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Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2005-07-19 16:05:09 UTC

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Description Nigel Horne 2005-07-08 11:10:55 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-GB; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050524 Fedora/1.0.4-4 Firefox/1.0.4

Description of problem:
If I attempt to run switchdesk on a machine without GNOME installed I get an error:

"ERROR: GNOME not installed!"

That is true, but it would be useful if it listed the RPMs I need to install, or better still asked me to pop in the DVD and install it for me, or download from the YUM site.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. switchdesk gnome

Actual Results:  ERROR: GNOME not installed

Expected Results:  Told me what RPMs are needed, or offer to install for me.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Ngo Than 2005-07-19 16:05:09 UTC
ok, the new switchdesk-4.0.7-1 will now tell you:

Error: GNOME is not installed on your machine! To install GNOME, please type 
       yum groupinstall "GNOME Desktop Environment"

it will install GNOME then.

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