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Re: [opensuse-factory] Re: Running YaST-Control-Center without root
On 25/04/2019 10.19, Ancor Gonzalez Sosa wrote:
Just a note here. In some cases, asking the password only at the end
(when writing configuration) would make sense. But in general is not
that simple. YaST is an interactive tool and, as such, it performs
several tasks that would need root permission in several points of the
user interaction. E.g. installing some package that is required to
continue, reading some protected configuration, adjusting the firewall
to be able to explore the network, starting or stopping a service,
refreshing the list of repos...

Being able to fire up YaST and do some configuration work, then at the
end see it asking for the root password could be nasty surprise if the
user doesn't have it. After all the work, not being able to continue...
At least he should get told at the start that to save changes he needs
the root password.

Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.

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