Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1230355
Running "dnf history" as non-root user produces unhelpful error message
Last modified: 2016-10-04 14:04:35 EDT
Yeah, so I'm always forgetting "sudo"...
[beland@localhost ~]$ dnf update
Error: This command has to be run under the root user.
[beland@localhost ~]$ dnf history
You don't have access to the history DB.
It would be nice if "dnf history" recommended running as root, because that is almost certainly the solution. The "you don't have access" message is a bit too vague, and especially since I'm used to the "has to be run as root" message, makes it seem like something is malfunctioning.
The message "This command has to be run under the root user." is produced by the "noroot" plugin. So, the "dnf history list" command should at least set the "root_user demand" so that the plugin will do its job in this case as well. And adding some suggestion to the message printed if the "noroot" plugin is missing probably cannot hurt.
Related: bug 1296938 requests a way to configure dnf so that non-root users do have (read only) access to the history database.
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Fedora 22 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2016-07-19. Fedora 22 is
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PR available on https://github.com/rpm-software-management/dnf/pull/596
*** Bug 1321490 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***