Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 442834
Gnome's File Manager - Super User mode isn't super user mode.
Last modified: 2008-05-21 06:58:23 EDT
Description of problem:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Application/System Tools/File Manager - Super User mode
It does not ask for the root password, and root level operations are not
permitted. The Super User mode just isn't. We don't want F9 released looking
Assigning to kdebase folks since we don't have menu icon for root mode Nautilus.
kde (v4 on f9/rawhide) doesn't have any "File Manager - Super User mode"
either, just "File Manager (dolphin)".
Oral, what desktop and fedora release are you using?
konqueror doesn't run in root modus because nautilus doesn't support
X-KDE-SubstituteUID=true that is used in desktop file. There's a workaround
for this issue if kdesu is used, IMO that tool shouldn't be showed in Gnome.
it's fixed in kdebase-4.0.3-8
Reopening, the fix doesn't work, see:
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Fixed in 4.0.4-2.fc9 and 4.0.72-2.fc10.
kdebase-4.0.4-2.fc9, kdeaccessibility-4.0.4-1.fc9, kde-l10n-4.0.4-1.fc9, kdetoys-4.0.4-1.fc9, kdebindings-4.0.4-1.fc9, kdenetwork-4.0.4-2.fc9, kdegraphics-4.0.4-1.fc9, kdeartwork-4.0.4-1.fc9, kdesdk-4.0.4-1.fc9, kdegames-4.0.4-1.fc9, kdebase-workspace-4.0.4-4.fc9, kdeutils-4.0.4-1.fc9, kdeedu-4.0.4-2.fc9, kdebase-runtime-4.0.4-1.fc9, kdemultimedia-4.0.4-1.fc9, kdelibs-4.0.4-1.fc9, kdeadmin-4.0.4-1.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update kdebase kdeaccessibility kde-l10n kdetoys kdebindings kdenetwork kdegraphics kdeartwork kdesdk kdegames kdebase-workspace kdeutils kdeedu kdebase-runtime kdemultimedia kdelibs kdeadmin'. You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F9/FEDORA-2008-3664
For anyone wondering what the exact problem was and how we fixed it: the
problem was that KDE's "File manager - super user mode" menu entry was visible
in GNOME, but GNOME doesn't support the switch to super user mode. We changed
the menu entry to only be visible in KDE.
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
kdebase-workspace-4.0.4-4.fc9, kdebase-4.0.4-2.fc9, kde-l10n-4.0.4-1.fc9, kdesdk-4.0.4-2.fc9, kdemultimedia-4.0.4-2.fc9, kdelibs-4.0.4-4.fc9, kdeedu-4.0.4-2.fc9, kdebase-runtime-4.0.4-1.fc9, kdepimlibs-4.0.4-1.fc9, kdenetwork-4.0.4-2.fc9, kdegraphics-4.0.4-1.fc9, kdeaccessibility-4.0.4-1.fc9, kdeartwork-4.0.4-1.fc9, kdeutils-4.0.4-1.fc9, kdebindings-4.0.4-1.fc9, kdetoys-4.0.4-1.fc9, kdegames-4.0.4-2.fc9, kdeadmin-4.0.4-1.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.