|Summary:||redhat-config-packages must be run from terminal|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Pierre Sarrazin <sarrazip>|
|Component:||usermode||Assignee:||Jindrich Novy <jnovy>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:||David Lawrence <dkl>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2004-10-07 16:25:59 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description Pierre Sarrazin 2003-03-06 06:58:24 UTC
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): redhat-config-packages-1.0.1-1 How reproducible: Every time. Steps to Reproduce: 1. Try to start redhat-config-packages from GNOME menu Actual results: Nothing. 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 14:50:41 UTC
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 23:02:26 UTC
> 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 23:10:07 UTC
What versions of "pam" and "usermode"? (Run rpm -q pam usermode)
Comment 4 Jindrich Novy 2004-10-07 16:25:59 UTC
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.