Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 51373
does not prompt for root password
Last modified: 2015-01-07 18:50:30 EST
Description of Problem:
up2date does not prompt for root's password (like the man file says it should).
Steps to Reproduce:
1. run up2date from regular user
issues message that must be run as root and exits
prompts for root's password and continues
This defect is considered MUST-FIX for Fairfax.
Assigned to the owner of component
If /usr/sbin/ is in your path as a user, you wont be prompted.
The root prompting is handled by userhelper, which relies on
/sbin:/usr/sbin not being in user paths. ie, /usr/bin/up2date is
a link to userhelper, which asks for the password, and launches
the app as root.
If this isnt the case, let me know.