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|Summary:||Impossible to change a file's ownership|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Mikael Carneholm <carniz>|
|Component:||nautilus||Assignee:||Alexander Larsson <alexl>|
|Status:||CLOSED CANTFIX||QA Contact:||Jay Turner <jturner>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2007-01-02 13:55:49 EST||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Mikael Carneholm 2003-03-10 07:27:02 EST
Description of Problem: It's currently impossible to change a file's ownership in nautilus. As it is now, you have to resort to the command line to change ownership of files, and if the graphical desktop environment and Linux on the desktop shall be able to succeed, the user should not have to use the command line at all. Steps to reproduce the problem: 1. Right-click on a file that you don't own and select Properties 2. Go to the Permissions tab Actual Results: There's no "Authorize" button allowing you to su to another identity below the text "You're not the user of this file and cannot change the permissions.." Expected Results: A button allowing you to su for the simple purpose of changing the ownership a file How often does this happen? Always. Additional Information: You can graphically su as root to administrate users&groups, services, network configs, printers etc - but ironically not change the ownership of a simple file :)
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2006-08-05 00:21:21 EDT
Red Hat apologizes that these issues have not been resolved yet. We do want to make sure that no important bugs slip through the cracks. Red Hat Linux 7.3 and Red Hat Linux 9 are no longer supported by Red Hat, Inc. They are maintained by the Fedora Legacy project (http://www.fedoralegacy.org/) for security updates only. If this is a security issue, please reassign to the 'Fedora Legacy' product in bugzilla. Please note that Legacy security update support for these products will stop on December 31st, 2006. If this is not a security issue, please check if this issue is still present in a current Fedora Core release. If so, please change the product and version to match, and check the box indicating that the requested information has been provided. If you are currently still running Red Hat Linux 7.3 or 9, please note that Fedora Legacy security update support for these products will stop on December 31st, 2006. You are strongly advised to upgrade to a current Fedora Core release or Red Hat Enterprise Linux or comparable. Some information on which option may be right for you is available at http://www.redhat.com/rhel/migrate/redhatlinux/. Any bug still open against Red Hat Linux 7.3 or 9 at the end of 2006 will be closed 'CANTFIX'. Again, if this bug still exists in a current release, or is a security issue, please change the product as necessary. We thank you for your help, and apologize again that we haven't handled these issues to this point.
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2007-01-02 13:55:49 EST
Red Hat Linux 7.3 and Red Hat Linux 9 are no longer supported by Red Hat, Inc. f you are currently still running Red Hat Linux 7.3 or 9, you are strongly advised to upgrade to a current Fedora Core release or Red Hat Enterprise Linux or comparable. Some information on which option may be right for you is available at http://www.redhat.com/rhel/migrate/redhatlinux/. Closing as CANTFIX.