F9: Problem with Services tool

Michael Schwendt mschwendt at gmail.com
Fri Jul 11 15:53:05 UTC 2008

On Fri, 11 Jul 2008 07:31:36 -0700, Dan Thurman wrote:

> Daniel B. Thurman wrote:
> >
> > Somehow, the system-conf-services tool stopped working.
> > Starting this brings up the tool, it hangs with a blank list
> > and 'No services selected' in a greyed out right panel.

> Isn't there anyone that can help me solve this one?  I am really
> pulling out my hair over this supposedly *simple* program
> and I cannot for the life of me figure out why this sucker hangs!

Be somewhat creative. No immediate need to debug the Python code in
/usr/sbin/system-config-services, but you could move all service scripts
from /etc/init.d to a backup location, install a single script and see
whether that changes anything. With binary search you could find out
whether any of the scripts causes s-c-s to malfunction. Else, next would
be to empty /etc/rc.d/rc?.d (and/or examine it for circular links or
similar damage) and see whether that helps. If it doesn't, real debugging
might be necessary.

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