gnome-system-log /var/log/Xorg.0.log.old "The file is not a regular file or not a text file"

Bug #818641 reported by Sam_ on 2011-07-30
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-utils
New
Medium
gnome-utils (Ubuntu)
Low
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Bug Description

Open system log viewer.
Go to file -> open, browse to /var/log and open Xorg.0.log.old.
System log viewer displays the message:
Can't open /var/log/Xorg.0.log.old
"The file is not a regular file or not a text file"

Expected.
Don't complain about text files when they actually are text files and can be opened by e.g. gedit.

$ apt-cache policy gnome-system-log
gnome-system-log:
  Installed: 3.1.2-0ubuntu2
  Candidate: 3.1.2-0ubuntu2
  Version table:
 *** 3.1.2-0ubuntu2 0
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ oneiric/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Upstream report.
https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=655657

Similar message as in Bug #401499

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: gnome-system-log 3.1.2-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0-3.4-generic 3.0.0-rc5
Uname: Linux 3.0-3-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sat Jul 30 22:29:18 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release amd64 (20110423)
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=C
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: gnome-utils
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Sam_ (and-sam) wrote :
description: updated
Sam_ (and-sam) on 2011-07-30
description: updated
Changed in gnome-utils (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
summary: - [Oneiric] gnome-system-log /var/log/Xorg.0.log.old "The file is not a
- regular file or not a text file"
+ gnome-system-log /var/log/Xorg.0.log.old "The file is not a regular file
+ or not a text file"
Changed in gnome-utils:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → New
Sam_ (and-sam) wrote :

Still the case on Precise.
gnome-system-log:
  Installed: 3.2.1-0ubuntu1
  Candidate: 3.2.1-0ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 3.2.1-0ubuntu1 0
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

tags: added: precise

"[Bug 818641] Re: gnome-system-log /var/log/Xorg.0.log.old The file is not a regular file or not a text file"
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