Bug#181269: marked as done (gdialog: manpage should make clear that most dialog options are not understood)

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From: "Frank Küster" <frank@kuesterei.ch>
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Subject: gdialog: manpage should make clear that most dialog options are not understood
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Package: gnome-utils
Severity: normal

gdialog only understands the 5 options that are explained in the
manpage. However, the rest of the manpage suggests that gdialog can be
used as a dialog replacement. This is not true and will lead to
scripts not working at all if they use any of the dialog options, like
--beep, --timeout and so on.

This may be also regarded as a wishlist bug, to be forwarded to
upstream, to implement this stuff. But I think that it is important to
point out not to just replace dialog by gdialog in existing
scripts, or - as somebody who knows dialog - extend existing scripts
that use either of them with well-known options, thinking that gdialog
is an improvement.

Note that I am refering to woody - I don't have access to an unstable
system to test wether the problems persist there.

Bye, Frank

-- System Information
Debian Release: 3.0
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Locale: LANG=de_DE@euro, LC_CTYPE=de_DE@euro

Versions of packages gnome-utils depends on:
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Zenity (the gdialog replacement in GNOME 2.4) closes this, as it does
not claim to be a dialog replacement.  There is a gdialog compatability
script, but it is only for porting.

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