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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
medium Severity medium
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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 (written IIRC by, 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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