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|Summary:||RC3-Alpha Xfce spin: yumex doesn't open (polkit authentication dialog fails to pop-up) on live-cd.|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Sergio <ikisham>|
|Component:||yumex||Assignee:||Tim Lauridsen <tla>|
|Status:||CLOSED DUPLICATE||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2012-09-19 10:38:03 EDT||Type:||Bug|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Sergio 2012-09-13 16:27:54 EDT
Description of problem: running live-cd the polkit authentication dialog doesn't pop-up when launching yumex so it doesn't work. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): F18 RC3-Alpha Xfce spin, yumex 3.0.6 How reproducible: always here, but my system is very old with 1GB memory and although I'm careful with the testing I see that these F18 early spins really overload it so I don't know if it influences or not. Steps to Reproduce: see description. 1. 2. 3. Actual results: see description. Expected results: polkit authentication dialog should pop-up or as there's no root password on live-cd then yumex maybe should work right away. Additional info:
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2012-09-14 12:24:29 EDT
Does it silently fail, or...?
Comment 2 Sergio 2012-09-14 12:32:45 EDT
This is how yumex works in a F17 installation: http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/screenshot-09142012-012835pm.php On the live-Cd, since there's no password for root, yumex is stuck on that screen but *without the authentication box*. yumex is there waiting so I think it's some polkit issue that in the live environment should allow yumex without asking for password (maybe, I don't understand about this).
Comment 3 Tim Lauridsen 2012-09-14 13:16:47 EDT
It looks like you are hit by this one https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=834494 if the liveuser is not member of the wheel group, then polkit don't work and is hanging. su - usermod -G liveuser,wheel liveuser should make it work
Comment 4 Sergio 2012-09-18 16:40:48 EDT
Just confirming that that makes it work.