Bug 176585 - Use consolehelper
Summary: Use consolehelper
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum (Show other bugs)
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Version: rawhide
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Jeremy Katz
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Keywords: FutureFeature
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Reported: 2005-12-27 04:47 UTC by Rahul Sundaram
Modified: 2014-01-21 22:53 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-04-19 20:32:51 UTC
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Description Rahul Sundaram 2005-12-27 04:47:12 UTC
Description of problem:

Unlike up2date yum doesnt prompt for password when run as non-root user

Actual results:

Run yum as non-root user and you just get a simple message that you should do
so. We can do better

Expected results:

Yum should prompt for password

Additional info:

Consolehelper is used by up2date, all the system-config-* and generally the
Fedora way to do administrative actions. While this might be a generic yum
feature since consolehelper might be available on distributions that yum
supports it still can be a optional compile time or run time dependency.

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2006-04-19 20:32:51 UTC
If you run other console admin tools, eg, lokkit, you don't get prompted -- not
going to change this.

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