Bug 235484 - [gnome-about-me] attemps to reset gecos, asks for password, when only changing face
Summary: [gnome-about-me] attemps to reset gecos, asks for password, when only changin...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: control-center
Version: 11
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Control Center Maintainer
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Whiteboard: bzcl34nup
Depends On:
Blocks: FC7Target
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-04-06 05:29 UTC by Bill Nottingham
Modified: 2014-03-17 03:06 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2010-02-25 19:37:14 UTC
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screenshot (111.67 KB, image/png)
2007-04-17 15:23 UTC, Bill Nottingham
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Description Bill Nottingham 2007-04-06 05:29:30 UTC
Description of problem:

gnome-about-me attempts to change more than what's requested, causing it to ask
for the user's password when changing things that don't require extra privileges.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:

Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run gnome-about-me
2. pick a different face
3. close
Actual results:

prints on stdout:
calling /usr/bin/userinfo -f Unknown -x

asks for password

Expected results:

Just changes the face and exits.

Comment 1 Matthias Clasen 2007-04-17 14:53:40 UTC
I've removed the debug spew. But I don't know why your fullname would be
"Unknown". That means glib failed to parse your gecos field in /etc/passwd.

Can you show me the contents of your gecos field ?

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2007-04-17 15:23:04 UTC
Created attachment 152819 [details]

Screenshot of what it's trying to do.

In this screenshot, I start 'gnome-about-me', and immediately hit 'close'. It
then tries to change something in my gecos, even though it read the name fine.
My entry is simply:

notting:x:2166:2167:Bill Nottingham:/home/notting:/bin/bash

Comment 3 Matthias Clasen 2007-04-19 16:55:01 UTC
I think there is several problems here.

One is that e-d-s and /etc/passwd are fighting about who is the primary source
for the gecos fields. Not much we can do about that.

Another is that the capplet does not let you change the fullname in e-d-s, only
in gecos, so they get out of sync. We should fix the capplet to set the fullname
in e-d-s, too. After all, evo can do it.

Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-04-03 23:58:18 UTC
Based on the date this bug was created, it appears to have been reported
against rawhide during the development of a Fedora release that is no
longer maintained. In order to refocus our efforts as a project we are
flagging all of the open bugs for releases which are no longer
maintained. If this bug remains in NEEDINFO thirty (30) days from now,
we will automatically close it.

If you can reproduce this bug in a maintained Fedora version (7, 8, or
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Thanks for your help, and we apologize again that we haven't handled
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doesn't happen again.

Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-05-07 01:26:10 UTC
This bug has been in NEEDINFO for more than 30 days since feedback was
first requested. As a result we are closing it.

If you can reproduce this bug in the future against a maintained Fedora
version please feel free to reopen it against that version.

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Comment 6 Bastien Nocera 2008-05-07 11:53:18 UTC
Probably still a problem, reopening.

Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 02:44:12 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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Comment 8 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 22:32:01 UTC
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Approximately 30 (thirty) days from now Fedora will stop maintaining
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Comment 9 Christopher Beland 2010-02-25 19:18:55 UTC
When I follow the steps to reproduce, I am not being asked for my password nor do I see any output in my terminal, using control-center-2.28.1-18.fc12.i686.  Should this be closed CURRENTRELEASE?

Comment 10 Bill Nottingham 2010-02-25 19:37:14 UTC
Yes, this works now.

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