Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 64341
printconf-gui does not start
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:42:24 EDT
Description of Problem:
Starting Printer Configuration from Start-here->Settings gives a flash on the
screen but does not start printer configuration.
I know what the "problem" is: I have /sbin:/usr/sbin in my PATH. However, other
configuration tools such as Red Hat Network, User Manager, and Service Manager
all work properly and prompt for root's password since I am running this as a
Since Printer COnfiguration seems to be the only one with this "problem" and it
is not obvious what the problem is, I suggest this is a "bug".
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Logged in as a regular user with /sbin:/usr/sbin in the PATH, run printer
prompt to root's password and if entered properly, runs Printer Configuration
It works for me. What exactly are you typing?
I am logged on as a regular user.
I type "printtool" from a terminal window.
The problem is my "path" -- I have /sbin;/usr/sbin; ... at the "front".
If I su to root first and then do printtool, everything OK.
If I run printtool from a "regular" user with NO /sbin;/usr/sbin, everything OK.
However, with my particular case, I get the message (in the terminal window) of
You must run printconf-gui as root.
Naturally, if you invoke it from the menu or from "Start here" then you just get
a "flash" on the screen.
On the other hand, if you run network configuration from the menu or Start here,
it does the right thing by prompting for root's password. Since the other
packages of this type (user management) also seem to do "the right thing", I
believe that printer configuration should be "fixed" to do the right thing also.
Ah, I see. Fixed in CVS.
Fixed package is 0.4.1-1.