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Old 06-06-2011, 09:14 AM   #1
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gpk-application - won't run as root, useless as user???


This currently happens on Fedora-15 but I am sure I've seen this in other versions as well:

When starting thea Add/Remove application (gpk-applicaiton 3.0.0) as root it complains that I run it as root.

When I start it as a regular user it starts up fine but when you try to install a package then an error messages appears:
Authorization failed
You have failed to provide correct authentication. Please check any passwords or account settings
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Failed to obtain authentication

...what the...? Right now I am just running it as superuser and clicking on the Continue Anyway button, but surely this is not what the software developers had in mind? So how am I supposed to run it then???


P.S. Oh and SELINUX=disabled, by the way...

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Old 06-07-2011, 07:19 AM   #2
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I believe it should start as an ordinary user, then ask for authorization. Yumex works that way. I find PackageKit annoying and prefer using yumex, so one of the first things I do when making a new Fedora installation is delete as much of PackageKit as I can and install yumex (as root from a terminal window: yum install yumex).
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