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Bug 1066089 - gparted (consolehelper?) cannot be run w/ root password disabled
Summary: gparted (consolehelper?) cannot be run w/ root password disabled
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gparted
Version: 20
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Deji Akingunola
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
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Reported: 2014-02-17 16:32 UTC by Julius B.
Modified: 2014-02-24 12:29 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version: gparted-0.18.0-1.fc20
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2014-02-24 12:29:30 UTC

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Description Julius B. 2014-02-17 16:32:29 UTC
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I'm running Fedora with root login disabled by setting an empty password. Starting gparted via GUI or by running ``gparted`` from terminal shows a dialog asking for the root password. It doesn't accept an empty password, nor my user password (as with pkexec). So, the only way to start gparted is by running ``sudo gparted`` from terminal.

It would be nice to query for the user password if the root user is disabled and the user is able to ``sudo``.

IIRC, Debian uses pkexec to enable this. Would it be possible to ship a pkexec file for gparted?

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Disable root user by setting an empty password.
2. Start gparted via icon or terminal
Actual Results:  
A window is shown querying for a root password, which is not available.

Expected Results:  
A window is shown querying for the USER password (as in gksudo).

Comment 1 Fedora Update System 2014-02-21 06:31:31 UTC
gparted-0.18.0-1.fc20 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 20.

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2014-02-22 18:17:05 UTC
Package gparted-0.18.0-1.fc20:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 20 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing gparted-0.18.0-1.fc20'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2014-02-24 12:29:30 UTC
gparted-0.18.0-1.fc20 has been pushed to the Fedora 20 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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