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Description of problem:
When you start up2date, or any other tool that needs the root privs, a dialog
pops up asking for the root passwd. If you decide not to run the tool and hit
Cancel, you get an error message saying "The password you typed is invalid.
Please try again."
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Launch up2date, or any other program requiring root privs
2. Click Cancel on the dialog asking for the root passwd
Actual Results: An error dialog pops up with the message "The password you
typed is invalid. Please try again."
Expected Results: No error message should appear since Cancel indicates that
the user isn't interested in launching the program anymore. This error message
is confusing to new users.
reassigned to usermode
The same bug exists in Phoebe.
related to bug 75834
The bug seems to be fixed in Fedora Core.
This is now fixed in recent releases.