Bug 708497 - Printer Applet->Settings->Printer Configuration does not ask for root privileges
Printer Applet->Settings->Printer Configuration does not ask for root privileges
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kdeutils (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2011-05-27 15:56 EDT by Guilherme D. da Fonseca
Modified: 2012-08-07 14:59 EDT (History)
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Description Guilherme D. da Fonseca 2011-05-27 15:56:01 EDT
Description of problem: Actions that need root privileges on system-config-printer fail instead of asking for root privileges.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. On kde, open system-config-printer either from the kde menu (not from system setting applications) or from the system tray printer applet Settings -> Printer Configuration... menu.
2. Eeither click New Printer -> Add Network Printer or try to change some option of an installed printer.
Actual results: A window pops up saying: There was an error during CUPS operation: 'client-error-forbidden'.

Expected results: The application should request root privileges, either at startup or when the action that needs privileges is performed.

Additional info: If I open system-config-printer through kde System Settings, I am prompted for root password immediately and everything works.
Comment 1 Jiri Popelka 2011-05-30 06:00:07 EDT
I see it also with system-config-printer-kde-4.6.3-1.fc14.

Opening via 'System Settings' asks (see bug #652272) for root password
but via 'Printer Applet' -> 'Settings' -> 'Printer Configuration ...' doesn't.
Comment 2 Kevin Kofler 2011-05-30 13:04:56 EDT
Uh, Jaroslav, system-config-printer is in kdeadmin, not kdeutils (only the kdeutils-printer-applet is in kdeutils), why did you change the component?
Comment 3 Jiri Popelka 2011-05-31 05:07:49 EDT
Well, because I was thinking the problem is in kdeutils-printer-applet.
Go ahead and reassign it to proper component.
Comment 4 collura 2011-06-01 20:45:33 EDT
error happens in x86_64 as well
Comment 5 Kevin Kofler 2011-06-01 21:10:14 EDT
We know. It's not architecture-specific in any way.
Comment 6 William 2012-06-22 03:13:59 EDT
Hello, still happens in Fedora 17, with a sligh difference for me.
It does not happen when launching the Kde "Printer panel" from "System settings".

When launching directly, it does not prompts for password and the message is now
"There was an error during the CUPS operation: 'cups-authorization-cancelled'.".

I send this follow up since no one posted on this but it seems for many distros.
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