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Old 6th September 2011, 02:01 PM
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Re: What good is "Open With Software Install"?

on the firstboot, when you set up the user, there is a little check box over on the right hand side you check to set it up as an admin user.

I may try setting up another user here and set it as a normal user and see what happens then.

Edit:

Oooookkkkkaaaayyyyyyyyyy...

Now this is weird..

I set up a new test user

Downloaded that same package again (I had removed the one I previously installed)

right click on it in my downloads folder

Selected Open with Software Install

clicked install when it asked if I wanted to install it.

A box popped up asking me to authenticate, BUT it asked me to authenticate as my other user, the admin user.. NOT root.

So, possibly the bug hits when there is NO admin user created.

Another Edit:

Can someone else confirm what I ran into here?

Does anyone have an admin user set up and possibly want to test this out on their system?

I would like to confirm this before adding my findings to David's bug report.

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Old 6th September 2011, 03:16 PM
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Re: What good is "Open With Software Install"?

In F16 (and I think in F15) during the first boot after install you are asked to create a new user as usual. What is new there is a box to tick called something like "Add this user to the administrators group".

I assumed that was to do with "sudo" and didn't bother.

I keep Opera in a local repo for install and so already have it on this F16 install so I tried with a Google Earth downloaded rpm.

This is KDE so I right clicked the rpm and got "Open with KPackageKit".

It asked for root authorisation a couple of times, pulled in the usual dependencies for Fedora, and has installed perfectly.

If it is a problem, it looks like it's a Gnome problem, not a general Fedora one.

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Old 6th September 2011, 03:58 PM
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Re: What good is "Open With Software Install"?

Ah Ha, weird here to, my account was set up as administrator etc.. now i just created another account non admin and when i tried to install with right click it asked for a password and let me on the non admin account
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Old 6th September 2011, 04:04 PM
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Re: What good is "Open With Software Install"?

Okay i have solved the problem for me, i have checked this a couple of times, wether i was an admin or not makes no difference, its only when i am logged in with gnome-compiz does it fail......

Can anyone confirm the same???
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Old 6th September 2011, 04:09 PM
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Re: What good is "Open With Software Install"?

I don't have gnome-compiz installed here so I can't verify your results.

In my opinion, it is broken, though.

In my case, when I logged in as a non-admin user, it asked me to auth as another admin user, not root.

I would think it should ask to auth as root if the user is a non-admin user. No matter what other users are defined.
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Old 6th September 2011, 04:13 PM
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Re: What good is "Open With Software Install"?

I do not seem to have any of the problems reported above. I use a regular user on Gnome 3 - Fedora 15 64 bit. I just downloaded a package, right click - 'Open with Software Install', clicked Install. It was checking for dependencies and prompted for root password!

Installation was just normal! No bug it looks like for me !

Edit: Clarification - I was NOT in compiz but Gnome 3 - default.

Last edited by nonamedotc; 6th September 2011 at 04:23 PM. Reason: Clarity!
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Old 6th September 2011, 04:21 PM
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Re: What good is "Open With Software Install"?

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Okay i have solved the problem for me, i have checked this a couple of times, wether i was an admin or not makes no difference, its only when i am logged in with gnome-compiz does it fail......

Can anyone confirm the same???
As it turns out, I was logged in with Gnome Compiz. Will have to see if Gnome default works the same.
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Old 6th September 2011, 04:27 PM
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Re: What good is "Open With Software Install"?

ok.... so the results so far:

gnome-compiz: broken for non-admin and admin users

Regular Gnome:

admin user: works
regular user (no other admin user defined): works (asks for root auth)
regular user (another admin user defined): works, but in my opinion is not correct. asks to auth as other admin user instead of root.
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Old 6th September 2011, 04:29 PM
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Re: What good is "Open With Software Install"?

Yep, Gnome Compiz breaks Add/Remove Software. Indeed, I could not even uninstall Opera using Add/Remove Software until I logged in without Compiz.
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Old 6th September 2011, 05:23 PM
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Re: What good is "Open With Software Install"?

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Did you give the rpm the permissions to execute?
This isn't really relevant to the direction this thread has taken, but it's worth noting: RPM files are just package (data) files, they should never need to be executed (the yum/rpm/etc. commands are the things that execute). The read permission is all that a package file should have.

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