Bug 22705 - helix-update won't work as normal user. Different behaviour than RH 6.2
Summary: helix-update won't work as normal user. Different behaviour than RH 6.2
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: usermode
Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nalin Dahyabhai
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-12-22 01:59 UTC by Yusuf Goolamabbas
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:30 UTC (History)
0 users

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2000-12-22 05:20:06 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
strace log of helix-update (94.26 KB, text/plain)
2000-12-22 02:00 UTC, Yusuf Goolamabbas
no flags Details

Description Yusuf Goolamabbas 2000-12-22 01:59:35 UTC
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 2000-12-22 02:00:41 UTC
Created attachment 6657 [details]
strace log of helix-update

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2000-12-22 05:18:30 UTC
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 05:20:03 UTC
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 2001-01-16 02:47:55 UTC
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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