Bug 103908 - redhat-control-network doesn't start because of permissions
redhat-control-network doesn't start because of permissions
Product: Red Hat Linux Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-network (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Harald Hoyer
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Blocks: CambridgeTarget
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Reported: 2003-09-06 23:30 EDT by Santiago Erquicia
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:57 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-10-28 08:55:50 EST
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Description Santiago Erquicia 2003-09-06 23:30:36 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030703

Description of problem:
When I try to start it as a normal user, there are 3 messages that say:


Error copying 
to //etc/sysconfig/networking/profiles//default/hosts:
[Errno 13] Permission denied: '//etc/sysconfig/networking/profiles//default/hosts'!


Error copying 
to //etc/sysconfig/networking/profiles//default/resolv.conf:
[Errno 13] Permission denied:


Please start redhat-config-network with root permissions once!

If I start it as root, everything starts fine.

The launcher doesn't ask for a root password when is executed by a normal user.

After I run it as root, the same errors keep appearing but at least it shows the
network interfaces.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1.Open Menu - System Tools - Network Device Control as a normal user

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Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2003-09-08 05:11:22 EDT
redhat-control-network or redhat-config-network ???
If you start redhat-control-network as a normal user, it should display all
interfaces it can read...
redhat-config-network should be run as root in every case...
Comment 2 Santiago Erquicia 2003-09-08 10:17:19 EDT
The problem is in redhat-control-network as a normal user.

Someone at the mailing list asked me if I had /usr/sbin in my path.  I don't
have /usr/sbin at all in my path

here is what prints printenv


I tried to put /usr/sbin in my path and everything is fine.

I'm not running it right now, so please tell me if you need more info

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