Bug 480442 - liveusb-creator fails to launch from GNOME menu
liveusb-creator fails to launch from GNOME menu
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: liveusb-creator (Show other bugs)
noarch Linux
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Assigned To: kushaldas@gmail.com
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Reported: 2009-01-17 06:56 EST by Joachim Frieben
Modified: 2009-07-20 15:30 EDT (History)
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Description Joachim Frieben 2009-01-17 06:56:09 EST
Description of problem:
When launched from GNOME menu "Applications > System Tools > liveusb-creator"
nothing happens. Only upon inspection of .xsession-errors. it becomes apparent that the former needs to be launched as root:

  "You must run this application as root"

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Click GNOME menu item "Applications > System Tools > liveusb-creator".
Actual results:

Expected results:
liveusb-creator GUI is launched.

Additional info:
- related tool revisor prompts user for root password and then proceeds.
- it should be possible to run liveusb-creator as ordinary user which
  is the recommended operation mode e.g. of 'rpmbuild' anyway.
Comment 1 Christopher Brown 2009-01-31 19:55:41 EST
It works for me on i686.  What happens when you launch from terminal?
Comment 2 Joachim Frieben 2009-02-01 05:58:23 EST
When launched from the shell, then the user is graphically prompted for the root password. After entering it, the GUI of liveusb-creator comes up.
Comment 3 Joachim Frieben 2009-02-01 06:04:03 EST
Hum, tried a second time, and now it returns:

  $ liveusb-creator 
  You must run this application as root

Strange indeed ..
Comment 4 Luke Macken 2009-02-09 12:02:46 EST
I cannot reproduce this issue.  When I run the liveusb-creator from the menu, and from the command-line, it prompts me for the root password.
Comment 5 Joachim Frieben 2009-02-16 16:01:31 EST
I have reinstalled F10 x86_64 from scratch [network method with active updates channel], and the behaviour ist just the same: "You must run this application as root" appears in .xsession-errors or in the shell respectively. The user only belongs to group "users" [GID 100].
Comment 6 Luke Macken 2009-03-08 21:27:42 EDT
Please try and reproduce this issue with v3.6+ of the liveusb-creator.  Thanks!
Comment 7 Joachim Frieben 2009-03-10 04:10:51 EDT
No change for liveusb-creator-3.6-1.fc10. However, I have nailed down the culprit which appears to be a cutomized PATH variable prepending /usr/sbin to $PATH:

  /usr/bin/liveusb-creator: OK
  /usr/sbin/liveusb-creator: "You must run this application as root"

I suppose this bug can hence be closed as "NOTABUG", can't it?

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