Bug 857229 - RC3-Alpha Xfce spin: yumex doesn't open (polkit authentication dialog fails to pop-up) on live-cd.
Summary: RC3-Alpha Xfce spin: yumex doesn't open (polkit authentication dialog fails t...
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 834494
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yumex
Version: 18
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tim Lauridsen
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
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Reported: 2012-09-13 20:27 UTC by Sergio
Modified: 2012-09-19 14:38 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2012-09-19 14:38:03 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Sergio 2012-09-13 20:27:54 UTC
Description of problem: running live-cd the polkit authentication dialog doesn't pop-up when launching yumex so it doesn't work.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): F18 RC3-Alpha Xfce spin, yumex 3.0.6

How reproducible: always here, but my system is very old with 1GB memory and although I'm careful with the testing I see that these F18 early spins really overload it so I don't know if it influences or not.

Steps to Reproduce: see description.
Actual results: see description.

Expected results: polkit authentication dialog should pop-up or as there's no root password on live-cd then yumex maybe should work right away.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2012-09-14 16:24:29 UTC
Does it silently fail, or...?

Comment 2 Sergio 2012-09-14 16:32:45 UTC
This is how yumex works in a F17 installation:

On the live-Cd, since there's no password for root, yumex is stuck on that screen but *without the authentication box*.
yumex is there waiting so I think it's some polkit issue that in the live environment should allow yumex without asking for password (maybe, I don't understand about this).

Comment 3 Tim Lauridsen 2012-09-14 17:16:47 UTC
It looks like you are hit by this one


if the liveuser is not member of the wheel group, then polkit don't work and is hanging.

su -
usermod -G liveuser,wheel liveuser

should make it work

Comment 4 Sergio 2012-09-18 20:40:48 UTC
Just confirming that that makes it work.

Comment 5 Tim Lauridsen 2012-09-19 14:38:03 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 834494 ***

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