Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 22705
helix-update won't work as normal user. Different behaviour than RH 6.2
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:30:18 EDT
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
Created attachment 6657 [details]
strace log of helix-update
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?
FWIW, it doesn't appear that whatever you're running is using usermode
at all, which would certainly explain the error.
The binary is not running with root privileges. Since we don't ship the
package, we can't really fix it.