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Bug 736299 - Allow users to install software with sudo
Summary: Allow users to install software with sudo
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: gnome-desktop
Version: 6.3
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact: desktop-bugs@redhat.com
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-09-07 10:30 UTC by Taunus
Modified: 2011-09-07 22:26 UTC (History)
0 users

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2011-09-07 22:26:03 UTC
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Description Taunus 2011-09-07 10:30:51 UTC
Description of problem:
Run Add/Remove software with sudo

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
rhel 6.1

How reproducible:
Launch Add/Remove software from System, Administration, Add/REmove Software

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add/Remove software
2. try to install something
3. root password is required
Actual results:
Root password is required

Expected results:
Root or sudo passwords are required

Additional info:
It would be convenient to be able to give password for either sudo or root when installing software with the graphical Add/Remove application

Comment 2 RHEL Program Management 2011-09-07 10:58:09 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for
inclusion in the current release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Because the affected component is not scheduled to be updated
in the current release, Red Hat is unfortunately unable to
address this request at this time. Red Hat invites you to
ask your support representative to propose this request, if
appropriate and relevant, in the next release of Red Hat
Enterprise Linux. If you would like it considered as an
exception in the current release, please ask your support

Comment 3 Ray Strode [halfline] 2011-09-07 22:26:03 UTC
This should all be possibly by changing your polkit policy.

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