Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 36698
XCDRoast fails silently when started as non-root user
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:32:44 EDT
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When a non-root user launches xcdroast from the command line, it silently
fails, giving no hint as to why. When launched from the start menu, xalf
gets going, but it never finishes launching. When xcdroast fails to launch
because it was launched as a non-root user, it should give a message to
Steps to Reproduce:
I can reproduce this only if I try to run xcdroast after a 'su - username'
Is this what you are trying to do ?
Nope. This happens if I launch xcdroast as a regular user.
Can you start other consolehelper enabled tools such as apache-config as
a normal user ?
Can you send me a strace output (strace -f -F -s200 -p <pid of process>) of
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A normal user is not supposed to have /sbin or /usr/sbin in the PATH.
If you absolutly have to add these directories to your PATH variable,
add them at the end of the searchpatch, not at the front !
If you call /usr/bin/xcdroast instead of /usr/sbin/xcdroast, everything should