Bug 85702 - redhat-config-packages must be run from terminal
redhat-config-packages must be run from terminal
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: usermode (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jindrich Novy
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2003-03-06 01:58 EST by Pierre Sarrazin
Modified: 2013-07-02 18:57 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-07 12:25:59 EDT
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Description Pierre Sarrazin 2003-03-06 01:58:24 EST
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 09:50:41 EST
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 18:02:26 EST
> 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 18:10:07 EST
What versions of "pam" and "usermode"? 
(Run rpm -q pam usermode)
Comment 4 Jindrich Novy 2004-10-07 12:25:59 EDT
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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