Bug 85702 - redhat-config-packages must be run from terminal
Summary: redhat-config-packages must be run from terminal
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: usermode
Version: 8.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jindrich Novy
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-03-06 06:58 UTC by Pierre Sarrazin
Modified: 2013-07-02 22:57 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-10-07 16:25:59 UTC

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Description Pierre Sarrazin 2003-03-06 06:58:24 UTC
Description of problem:
Nothing happens when I try to run redhat-config-packages
from the GNOME menu.  I tried from a terminal and saw this:

  You are attempting to run "redhat-config-packages" which
  requires administrative privileges, but more information
  is needed in order to do so.
  Password for root:

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

How reproducible:
Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to start redhat-config-packages from GNOME menu
Actual results:

Expected results:
A GNOME dialog to give the root password.

Additional information:

Anyway, even when I do get the application, it fails to
ask me to insert the RH8 CDs to find the packages I'm
trying to install.

I have just upgraded from RH7.2 to RH8.

Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2003-03-06 14:50:41 UTC
it works for other people - perhaps the upgrade did not upgrade something...

Do other tools in "system settings" ask for root password via a dialog?

Comment 2 Pierre Sarrazin 2003-03-07 23:02:26 UTC
> Do other tools in "system settings" ask for root password via a dialog?

None of the 5 tools in this menu work.  Clicking on the menu entry
does nothing, but running the corresponding command in a terminal
displays the root password prompt.

Comment 3 Havoc Pennington 2003-03-07 23:10:07 UTC
What versions of "pam" and "usermode"? 
(Run rpm -q pam usermode)

Comment 4 Jindrich Novy 2004-10-07 16:25:59 UTC
This error shouldn't occur with the recent usermode and pam packages
installed properly. I recommend an upgrade to a recent relase. In case
consolehelper fails again to open graphical dialog for the root
password, please ropen this bug.

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