Bug 9023 - Inappropriate error message if not run as root
Inappropriate error message if not run as root
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: control-panel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: johnsnom
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Reported: 2000-01-31 14:10 EST by Bryce Nesbitt
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-04 22:41:27 EST
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Description Bryce Nesbitt 2000-01-31 14:10:41 EST
This could be a little nicer :-).  How about "you must be root to run this

smurfette:/home/bryce/cvs/inet/eng> control-panel &
[2] 9247
smurfette:/home/bryce/cvs/inet/eng> Red Hat Linux netcfg 2.21
Copyright (C) 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999  Red Hat, Inc.
Redistributable under the terms of the GNU General Public License
Traceback (innermost last):
  File "/usr/lib/rhs/netcfg/netcfg.py", line 1943, in ?
    win = WindowFrame(Toplevel())
  File "/usr/lib/rhs/netcfg/netcfg.py", line 1911, in __init__
    self.G = GV()
  File "/usr/lib/rhs/netcfg/netcfg.py", line 172, in __init__
    self.PAP = ConfPAP()
  File "/usr/lib/rhs/python/Conf.py", line 1671, in __init__
    file = open('/etc/ppp/pap-secrets', 'w', -1)
IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/etc/ppp/pap-secrets'
Comment 1 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-02-04 22:41:59 EST
This will be fixed in control-panel-3.13 (or higher) in Raw Hide.

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