Bug 114970 - [PATCH] halt man page doesn't state root password is not needed for local users
[PATCH] halt man page doesn't state root password is not needed for local users
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: sysvinit (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2004-02-04 18:18 EST by Leonard den Ottolander
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:41 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: 2.86-1
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-12-20 15:12:53 EST
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halt man page patch (same as in comment) (340 bytes, patch)
2004-02-04 18:19 EST, Leonard den Ottolander
no flags Details | Diff
Improved version of the previous patch (374 bytes, patch)
2004-02-04 18:38 EST, Leonard den Ottolander
no flags Details | Diff

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Description Leonard den Ottolander 2004-02-04 18:18:47 EST
SysVinit-2.85-5 and before

The man page for halt states that the root password is needed to
shutdown or reboot the system. As this is the case for users that are
logged in locally a comment in that direction should be added to the
man page.

--- halt.8.000	2003-09-23 06:07:38.000000000 +0200
+++ halt.8	2004-02-04 23:59:57.000000000 +0100
@@ -69,6 +69,7 @@
 .\"{{{  Diagnostics
 .SH DIAGNOSTICS
 If you're not the superuser, you will get the message `must be
superuser'.
+Local users can \fBhalt\fP the system without supplying the root
password.
 .\"}}}
 .\"{{{  Notes
 .SH NOTES
Comment 1 Leonard den Ottolander 2004-02-04 18:19:41 EST
Created attachment 97475 [details]
halt man page patch (same as in comment)
Comment 2 Leonard den Ottolander 2004-02-04 18:38:10 EST
Created attachment 97478 [details]
Improved version of the previous patch
Comment 3 Leonard den Ottolander 2004-02-04 18:40:04 EST
--- halt.8.000	2003-09-23 06:07:38.000000000 +0200
+++ halt.8	2004-02-05 00:35:17.000000000 +0100
@@ -69,6 +69,8 @@
 .\"{{{  Diagnostics
 .SH DIAGNOSTICS
 If you're not the superuser, you will get the message `must be
superuser'.
+Local users can \fBhalt\fP, \fBreboot\fP and \fBpoweroff\fP the
system without
+supplying the root password.
 .\"}}}
 .\"{{{  Notes
 .SH NOTES
Comment 4 Leonard den Ottolander 2004-02-04 18:43:56 EST
Second patch obsoletes first one.
Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2005-12-20 15:12:53 EST
Modified version added in 2.86-1.
Comment 6 David Lawrence 2007-06-21 22:10:57 EDT
Package name is now sysvinit in Fedora.

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