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Bug 22705 - helix-update won't work as normal user. Different behaviour than RH 6.2
helix-update won't work as normal user. Different behaviour than RH 6.2
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: usermode (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2000-12-21 20:59 EST by Yusuf Goolamabbas
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:30 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-12-22 00:20:06 EST
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strace log of helix-update (94.26 KB, text/plain)
2000-12-21 21:00 EST, Yusuf Goolamabbas
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Description Yusuf Goolamabbas 2000-12-21 20:59:35 EST
Hi, I have installed RH 7.0 with all errata/updates and Helix Gnome 1.2
When I click on the helix-update icon or run helix-update from a shell as a
non-root user. I am prompted "You must be root to use Helix GNOME update"

This behaviour is different from that of RH 6.2

I have a strace log of helix-update also which I am going to try and send
to you. Can't figure out how to attach messages to bugzilla
Comment 1 Yusuf Goolamabbas 2000-12-21 21:00:41 EST
Created attachment 6657 [details]
strace log of helix-update
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2000-12-22 00:18:30 EST
1) An strace of any setuid program done as a normal user is not useful
   (setuid will not succeed in this case)
2) We don't provide helix-update; perhaps you should check with Helix Code?
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2000-12-22 00:20:03 EST
FWIW, it doesn't appear that whatever you're running is using usermode
at all, which would certainly explain the error.
Comment 4 Nalin Dahyabhai 2001-01-15 21:47:55 EST
The binary is not running with root privileges.  Since we don't ship the
package, we can't really fix it.

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