Bug 478611 - Unable to burn DVD Data project running as std user
Unable to burn DVD Data project running as std user
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: k3b (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Roman Rakus
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-01-01 23:25 EST by Glen Eustace
Modified: 2014-01-12 19:08 EST (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-01-12 13:10:04 EST
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k3b debug output (1.42 KB, text/plain)
2009-01-01 23:25 EST, Glen Eustace
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debug output (3.44 KB, text/plain)
2009-01-08 12:58 EST, Glen Eustace
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Description Glen Eustace 2009-01-01 23:25:10 EST
Created attachment 328055 [details]
k3b debug output

Description of problem:

When attempting to burn a DVD project, K3B reports an error
"Unable to determine size of resulting image file"
Works if one logs in as root.
Doesn't work if one sudos k3b ( kde permissions )

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

How reproducible:
Happens everytime

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create DVD project
2. Add some files
3. Select Burn
4. Select Burn
Actual results:
Error as above

Expected results:
DVD iso should be created and burned to device

Additional info:
see attachment
Comment 1 Roman Rakus 2009-01-05 06:14:02 EST
I can't reproduce it.
Can you please attach k3b debug output when logged as root?
And what says this command:  ls -lH `which mkisofs`
Comment 2 Glen Eustace 2009-01-05 14:19:33 EST
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 541364 2008-05-28 02:08 /usr/bin/mkisofs*

I am not currently at the machine that has the issue, will run as root tonight.

NB: Googling indicates this is not an isolated instance, Ubuntu users are having the same issue.  I am guesisng it is permissions related but on what, I don't know.
Comment 3 Glen Eustace 2009-01-05 14:20:17 EST
Opps, Attempting to create CDs also results in the same error.
Comment 4 Rex Dieter 2009-01-05 14:35:46 EST
How are you logging in?

If using kdm/gdm, these use ConsoleKit to grant the correct privledges to local devices, like burners.
Comment 5 Glen Eustace 2009-01-08 12:58:22 EST
Created attachment 328478 [details]
debug output

Sorry for the delay.  This output shows the same action, creat a CD image performed as a std user, which fails, and as root which succeeds.
Comment 6 Roman Rakus 2009-01-09 04:52:42 EST
std user:
Used versions
mkisofs: 2.1

Used versions
mkisofs: 1.1.8

Hmmm...I don't know why root uses different version...
Comment 7 Steven M. Parrish 2009-01-10 09:53:12 EST
I have been unable to reproduce this on my systems.  Can anyone else reproduce?
Comment 8 Glen Eustace 2009-01-11 14:37:11 EST
I can not work out why two different versions are reported.  I can not even find a mkisofs 2.1

This was a vanilla F10 install from scratch selecting KDE and removing Gnome from the packages during the install.

(agree-6)geustace: echo $PATH
(agree-6)geustace: which mkisofs
(agree-6)geustace: which genisoimage

[root@agree-6 ~]# echo $PATH
[root@agree-6 ~]# which mkisofs
[root@agree-6 ~]# which genisoimage

In both cases /usr/bin/mkisofs is a symlink to /etc/alternatives/mkisofs, which is also a symlink to the same binary
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root    20 2008-12-31 16:53 mkisofs -> /usr/bin/genisoimage*

OK, progress.  My home directory was restored from my earlier fc8 install.  I found the following in the .kde/share/config/k3brc file

                          [External Programs]
cdrdao default=/usr/bin/cdrdao
cdrdao last seen newest version=1.2.2
cdrdao user parameters=
cdrecord default=/usr/bin/wodim
cdrecord last seen newest version=1.1.8
cdrecord user parameters=
dvd+rw-format default=/usr/bin/dvd+rw-format
dvd+rw-format last seen newest version=7.1
dvd+rw-format user parameters=
eMovix user parameters=
growisofs default=/usr/bin/growisofs
growisofs last seen newest version=7.1
growisofs user parameters=
mkisofs default=/usr/bin/growisofs
mkisofs last seen newest version=2.1
mkisofs user parameters=

I will rm this file and see if that changes anything.
Comment 9 Glen Eustace 2009-01-12 13:10:04 EST
Removing .kde/share/config/k3brc seems to have resolved the issue.  There must have been some artifact in the file carried forward from Fedora 8.

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