Bug#409183: gnome-system-tools: user-admin forgets about
user-privileges when changing a users name
curtm2 at yahoo.de
Wed Feb 14 21:29:39 CET 2007
On Wed, 14 Feb 2007 00:12:07 +0100
Sven Arvidsson <sa at whiz.se> wrote:
> tags 409183 +unreproducible
> On Sun, 2007-02-11 at 15:19 +0100, Curt Manucredo wrote:
> > okay. let me try again! i think i left out some important
> > information. sorry.
> > i will tell how i did (and i can reproduce it:-) i
> > log in to a gnome session with my username. i then call user-admin.
> > i change that username i've just logged in with. since i now have
> > to log out to make the changes take effect - i do so. when i log in
> > with the new name all privileges like autio, cdrom, automount are
> > just unset. so! let me try this again, before i sent this
> > report...yes it happend again...confirming this!
> > it not only happend on this particular install. i can reproduce
> > this. i assume it is necessary to be logged in as that user, while
> > you change that user as root.
> Thanks for providing detailed instructions!
> I followed your directions on a newly installed Etch system, but I
> haven't been able to reproduce the bug. All the privileges are
> preserved after changing the username.
thank you for the reply!
yes. i now can reproduce the way YOU made it! and because of that, i can
tell you now how exactly you can reproduce this bug! sorry for this long
story but here we go:
first of all i don't want to change the user-privileges! so this is why
i do not open the privileges tab to look at them (i know they are set as
i want them). i just change the username and then click on ok. i don't
click on the user privileges tab since i don't want to change anything
i found out if you click enter while the user-privileges tab is active
the privileges are saved correctly even when the username is changed.
if i do only change the username and then click on
okay. then logout - login with the new name, they are lost.
so i pray this is also reproducable for you now too :-)!
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