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[openFATE 309112] YaST Software Management: Ask for root password only when applying changes
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  • Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2010 17:22:14 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <feature-309112-2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Feature changed by: Atri Bhattacharya (badshah400)
Feature #309112, revision 2
Title: YaST Software Management: Ask for root password only when
applying changes

openSUSE-11.3: Unconfirmed
Priority
Requester: Important

Requested by: Atri Bhattacharya (badshah400)

Description:
At present the module yast sw_single can be accessed from the desktop
menus (KDE, GNOME, XFCE, etc.) by a single click. When one starts up
the software manager, however, it immediately requests for root
password. One may launch the module for othe purposes like looking at
the contents of an installed rpm, looking at subscribed repositories,
etc. which should not require root privilege.
The request is to ask for root password only when one applies selected
changes to repositories or packages, instead of doing it when the
software manager is launched.

+ Discussion:
+ #1: Atri Bhattacharya (badshah400) (2010-03-02 17:22:11)
+ Just to note packagekit applets for GNOME and KDE refresh repositories
+ without asking for the root password, and only when upgrades are
+ selected for installation they ask for it. It seems the YaST software
+ management module needs the roor password for refreshing repositories
+ as well.



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openSUSE Feature:
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