Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 480442
liveusb-creator fails to launch from GNOME menu
Last modified: 2009-07-20 15:30:45 EDT
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"
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Click GNOME menu item "Applications > System Tools > liveusb-creator".
liveusb-creator GUI is launched.
- 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.
It works for me on i686. What happens when you launch from terminal?
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.
Hum, tried a second time, and now it returns:
You must run this application as root
Strange indeed ..
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.
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].
Please try and reproduce this issue with v3.6+ of the liveusb-creator. Thanks!
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/sbin/liveusb-creator: "You must run this application as root"
I suppose this bug can hence be closed as "NOTABUG", can't it?