Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 214310
command in menu entry does not use explicit path to /usr/bin/firstarter
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:47 EST
Description of problem:
The 'command' for the firestarter entry in the System Tools menu does not use an
explicit path. Depending on how the user has set their path, selecting this
entry will run either /usr/bin/firestarter (good) or /usr/sbin/firestarter (bad).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
1. Set PATH=/usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin in your .profile
2. Log out and log in as non-root user.
3. Select firestarter from the System Tools menu
The firestarter command hashes to /usr/sbin/firestarter which is run as a
non-root user. An 'Insufficient Priveleges' dialog in presented.
The explicit /usr/bin/firestarter command is a softlink to /sbin/consolehelper.
Running this gives you the graphical root password prompt, and if you provide
the correct root password, will run /usr/sbin/firestarter as root.
Compare this with the command entry for the 'Authentication' menu item.
Sorry, no idea how to fix this in the installation procedure :-)