Bug 68893 - RFE: firstboot cleanups
RFE: firstboot cleanups
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: firstboot (Show other bugs)
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i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
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Reported: 2002-07-15 15:46 EDT by Dan Burcaw
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-07-15 15:46:13 EDT
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Description Dan Burcaw 2002-07-15 15:46:09 EDT
Hi Brent, these may or may not be important for your purposes, but
at least for my own tests of firstboot, it is handy.  Do with them what
you want ;-) :

--- src/firstboot.orig  Mon Jul 15 13:30:41 2002
+++ src/firstboot       Mon Jul 15 13:30:13 2002
@@ -62,6 +62,11 @@
 #Let's check to see if firstboot should be run or not
 #If we're in debug mode, run anyway.  Even if the file exists
 if (not doDebug):
+    #Well first, is this even being run as root?
+    if os.getuid() > 0 or os.geteuid() > 0:
+       print "You must be root to run firstboot."
+       sys.exit(0)
+
     #We're not in debug mode, so do some checking
     #First, look and see if /etc/sysconfig/firstboot exists
     try:
--- src/firstbootWindow.py.orig Mon Jul 15 13:23:31 2002
+++ src/firstbootWindow.py      Mon Jul 15 13:24:44 2002
@@ -262,7 +262,10 @@
     def writeSysconfigFile(self, *args):
         #Write the /etc/sysconfig/firstboot file to tell firstboot not to run again
         if (not self.doDebug):
-            fd = open("/etc/sysconfig/firstboot", "w")
+           try:
+               fd = open("/etc/sysconfig/firstboot", "w")
+           except:
+               pass # we should never get here, as we make sure firstboot is
run as root
             fd.write("RUN_FIRSTBOOT=NO\n")
             fd.close()
Comment 1 Brent Fox 2002-08-12 23:30:32 EDT
Hi.  Thanks for the patches.  I applied the first one, but not the second one. 
It's not really clear what to do if we can't write to /etc/sysconfig/firstboot.
 Wrapping the open in a try/except won't help if we fall through the except loop
and then call fd.write("foo") because fd will be undefined.  I've decided to
leave that like it is, but the first one works fine.  Thanks again for your
help.  I gave you credit in the changelog and the patch should appear in 0.9.9-5
when it gets rebuild tomorrow.

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