Bug 162032 - Running system-config-printer as user doesn't give enter root passwd dialog
Running system-config-printer as user doesn't give enter root passwd dialog
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-printer (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
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Reported: 2005-06-29 07:14 EDT by Hans de Goede
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-06-29 08:43:32 EDT
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Description Hans de Goede 2005-06-29 07:14:56 EDT
If you start system-config-printer as normal user from a (x)terminal it says:
You must be root to run this program.

If you start it from the menu it does give the normal dialog:
You are attempting to run "printconf-gui" which requires administrative
privileges, but more information is needed in order to do so.

This is rather inconsistent, esp with the other system-config-xx tools which
work fine from a terminal.
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2005-06-29 07:18:25 EDT
What does 'echo $PATH' say?  Sounds like your PATH is wrong, and you're running
/usr/sbin/system-config-printer instead of /usr/bin/system-config-printer.
Comment 2 Hans de Goede 2005-06-29 07:34:32 EDT
Erm yes I am indeed, I've changed /etc/profile todo the pathmunge stuff for
normal users too. I like to be able to use ifconfig (readonly) and stuff as a user.

Why the 2 different versions, afaik system-config-printer is pretty much alone
in this.

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