Bug 117388 - Invoking shutdown under user account failed
Invoking shutdown under user account failed
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rhl-gsg (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: John Ha
John Ha
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Reported: 2004-03-03 10:28 EST by Andrew Martynov
Modified: 2014-08-04 18:14 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-08-02 23:28:43 EDT
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Description Andrew Martynov 2004-03-03 10:28:17 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0)

Description of problem:
Chapter 13: Shutting Down

Documentation said:
From the shell prompt: type shutdown -r now or shutdown -h now. The -
r means "reboot" and the -h means "halt." You will be required to 
enter your password before these commands are executed

After invoking under user account 
$/sbin/shutdown -h now
following message appear "shutdown: must be root"

This book is also available as RHEL AS 2.1 documentation and it 
should be corrected.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
site online documentation

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RHEL AS 2.1 as default Advanced Server option
2. switch to runlevel 5
3. login as user (not root)
4. open terminal (for example, xterm)
4. run "/sbin/shutdown -h now"


Actual Results:  error message "shutdown: must be root" appear

Expected Results:  System shutdown

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