Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 85702
redhat-config-packages must be run from terminal
Last modified: 2013-07-02 18:57:22 EDT
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):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to start redhat-config-packages from GNOME menu
A GNOME dialog to give the root password.
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.
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?
> 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.
What versions of "pam" and "usermode"?
(Run rpm -q pam usermode)
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.