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Bug 6334 - linuxconf random crashes and etc.
Summary: linuxconf random crashes and etc.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: linuxconf
Version: 6.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nalin Dahyabhai
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-10-25 13:57 UTC by mal
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-02-10 19:29:52 UTC

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Description mal 1999-10-25 13:57:10 UTC
1. Linuxconf,
when runned with gnome frontend randomly
crashes with RedHat 6.1 stock installation.
Because of unknown reason it does
not work when started from gdb,
so I can not print stack trace.
To see the problem try, for example,
do a various things with PPP configuration
linuxconf will crash (sooner or later).
Same thing with many other modules.

2. When I add users by useradd
everything is OK.
But for users I added
from linuxconf --text
when such user login (or when doing su -l username)
bash prints some shell errors.
Something like
[: Too many arguments
The ~/.bashrc and the other files in home directories
are identical for users added by useradd and linuxconf.

3. When changing a password from linuxconf
when user entered a password
which is a word from a dictionary
linuxconf prints an error message (this is OK),
but then regardless this error it
asks to confirm the password.
This is slightly confusing.
If there were an error - do not ask to
confirm the password.
Just ask enter a new one.

Comment 1 Anonymous 1999-10-25 15:33:59 UTC
In addition to item 1.
linuxconf DOES NOT crash when started as
linuxconf --text
It crashes only with gnome frontend.

Comment 2 Dale Lovelace 1999-12-03 19:35:59 UTC
Tested using Linuxconf-1.16r10 which will be released as errata when testing
is completed. I would suggest upgrading when it is available.

1. Linuxconf seems to run fine under gdb. I have not seen any crashes in

2. I have added users using the gtk front end and with linuxconf --text and all
seem to be able to login with no errors.

3. Linuxconf merely returns what useradd returns. These are configurable
settings to useradd.

------- Email Received From  Vladislav Malyshkin <> 12/04/99 12:26 -------

Comment 3 Anonymous 1999-12-04 17:28:59 UTC
> +2. I have added users using the gtk front end and with linuxconf --text and
> +seem to be able to login with no errors.
> +

As I figured out later those login errors were caused by empty
group entry in /etc/group
The latest linuxconf probably fixes this problem.

Comment 4 nstn1291 2000-01-21 03:02:59 UTC
I tried to configure my ethernet card in order to connect to a cable modem.  I
used the gnome System Menus > System > LinuxConf to do this.

Linuxconf let me enter all the parameters, then "crashed due to a fatal error"
when I asked to activate the changes.  This is pretty frustrating!

Comment 5 Brent Fox 2002-06-05 04:43:32 UTC
Closing because we don't ship linuxconf anymore.

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