Bug 973510 - should give root user required error before resolving dependencies
should give root user required error before resolving dependencies
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 910133
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: dnf (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: packaging-team-maint
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Reported: 2013-06-12 01:32 EDT by Parag Nemade
Modified: 2013-06-18 03:56 EDT (History)
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Description Parag Nemade 2013-06-12 01:32:25 EDT
Description of problem:
When yum used as a normal user
$ yum update
Loaded plugins: langpacks, refresh-packagekit
You need to be root to perform this command.

But, when dnf used as a normal user
$ dnf update --enablerepo=updates-testing
Setting up Upgrade Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Starting dependency resolution
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
Unable to initialize yumdb history: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '//var/lib/dnf'

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Actual results:
dnf command is not checking for admin user status and performs Resolving Dependencies

Expected results:
dnf should check if the user requesting is non-root and then accordingly error and quit

Additional info:
Comment 1 Zdeněk Pavlas 2013-06-12 03:48:04 EDT
Yep, this got merged by mistake:

commit b98716756f0f6e79223c605582109da4adb93b9d
Author: Ales Kozumplik <akozumpl@redhat.com>
Date:   Tue Feb 28 10:06:39 2012 +0100

    we are experimenting so do not check for root
Comment 2 Ales Kozumplik 2013-06-18 03:56:44 EDT
no, the :nomerge comment just means this shouldn't be merged back to yum.

Parag, not checking for root is on purpose, see bug 910133 and the discussion there.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 910133 ***

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