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Bug 70697 - does not ask user for root password
does not ask user for root password
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: up2date (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Adrian Likins
Jay Turner
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Reported: 2002-08-04 03:39 EDT by Bill
Modified: 2015-01-07 18:58 EST (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2002-08-05 18:28:49 EDT
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Description Bill 2002-08-04 03:39:31 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20020724

Description of problem:
user enters up2date at prompt and up2date proceeds without requesting
root password

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.up2date --configure   (password requested)
2.up2date               (no request for password)
3.up2date --configure   (password requested)
4.up2date               (no password request)
5.up2date               (no password request)
6.up2date               (no password request)	

Actual Results:  up2date proceded normally to message that system fully updated and
no new packages needed.

Expected Results:  Expected pop up box requesting that the root password be entered

Additional info:

Before sending this report, tried up2date once more and
this time it did request the root password.  Did nothing except
spend time filling out this report.
Comment 1 Miloslav Trmac 2002-08-04 07:45:24 EDT
It seems most RH config tools now use pam_timestamp.so (written IIRC by
nalin@redhat.com), which is supposed to "remember" that you were asked for the
root password recently, so this may be intentional. I don't know how long the
timeout is, however.
Comment 2 Adrian Likins 2002-08-05 18:28:45 EDT
Sounds like pam_timestamp to me as well.

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