Bug 505767 - root unable to configure printer
root unable to configure printer
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 447266
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: cups (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-06-13 12:10 EDT by Daniel Qarras
Modified: 2009-06-17 08:36 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-06-17 08:36:18 EDT
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cups access log (1.33 KB, text/plain)
2009-06-13 12:10 EDT, Daniel Qarras
no flags Details
cups error log (27.83 KB, text/plain)
2009-06-13 12:11 EDT, Daniel Qarras
no flags Details

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Description Daniel Qarras 2009-06-13 12:10:53 EDT
Created attachment 347746 [details]
cups access log

Description of problem:
I logged in as an ordinary user, used "su -" and launched system-config-printer from the command line as root. Seemed to work ok except a) can't access Server->Settings and b) when adding a new printer applying the changes fails due to privilege error.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log in as an ordinary user
2. su -
3. system-config-printer
4. Server->Settings
5. Try to add a new printer
Actual results:
Permission denied for the super user(!).

Expected results:
root is able to do his will.

Additional info:
I'm attaching access_log and error_log after such an attempt.
Comment 1 Daniel Qarras 2009-06-13 12:11:15 EDT
Created attachment 347747 [details]
cups error log
Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2009-06-17 08:36:18 EDT
You don't need to become root to use system-config-printer.  Just use it from your user account.

PolicyKit denies access to the root user as a matter of course (see bug #447266).

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 447266 ***

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