Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 215189
Should be able to run as non-root
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:48 EST
Why does system-config-kickstart use consolehelper? If you
run /usr/share/system-config-kickstart/system-config-kickstart.py as non-root
then all functions seem to work, and there is no reason why I should not be
able to create system configuration files to be used on machine B while logged
in as a regular user on machine A.
An example of the use of this is when running a RHEL NFS server which serves
kickstart data. It is not possible to run system-config-kickstart on a RHEL
machine to generate ks.cfg files for Fedora installs. It makes sense to allow
the administrator of a RHEL server in this example to run
system-config-kickstart on a machine that they do not administer.
This is fixed in system-config-kickstart-2.6.17-1 which is currently available
from fc6-updates-testing. I will push this update to final later today.