[Bug 390396] Re: "About Me" in System Settings throws an error when changing details

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On 2008-01-22T17:45:51+00:00 Fabio Correa wrote:

Version:            (using KDE 4.0.0)
Installed from:    Gentoo Packages
Compiler:          x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-gcc 4.1.1 
OS:                Linux

Well, System Settings->About Me->Password & User Account is a frontend
to chfn and passwd. Chfn does not allow to change the Full Name field of
a regular user, except when run as root.

When you change the "Name" field, and click Apply, a new dialog prompts
for the user password. When correctly entered, a message box appears
showing "chfn:Permission denied". It does not matter if chfn is suid
root.

Given I don't know what is the reason to prompt for a password in the
first place, and then running a surely failing chfn command, it would be
better to do one of the three following things:

o To disable the "Name" text box,
o To use a label instead of a text box for the "Name" field
o To not use chfn for the change of name, but just update the name field in the KDE config.

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On 2009-01-06T13:43:51+00:00 Dario Andres wrote:

Here using:

Qt: 4.4.3 + qt-copy-patches-889120
KDE: 4.1.87 (KDE 4.1.87 (KDE 4.2 >= 20090101))
kdelibs svn rev. 906436 / kdebase svn rev. 906436
on ArchLinux x86_64 - Kernel 2.6.27.10

I can reproduce this bug

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On 2009-01-10T02:42:12+00:00 Dario Andres wrote:

Adding kdesu-bugs-null at kde.org to the CC as this seems to be related to
KDESu

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On 2009-08-03T09:55:35+00:00 Achim Bohnet wrote:

Created attachment 35806
Disable Fullname editing

Patch fixes the problem for the case that _no_ fullname editing is
allowed via chfn. When there's no default set (e.g., via kmail or
mailody), then the default fullname is extracted fro passwd's gecos
field.

There is no check included to determine the chfn behaviour during
runtime or buildtime.

See also: https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/390396

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On 2010-04-10T16:52:32+00:00 Christoph-maxiom wrote:

*** Bug 233956 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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On 2011-03-29T02:13:32+00:00 Vovochka wrote:

It's KDE 4.6.0 but nobody cares about this bug :(

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On 2011-05-19T00:22:39+00:00 Balcaen John wrote:

Created attachment 60134
Backtrace of kcmshell4 kcm_useraccount when it's hangs

I can reproduce here on a KDE 4.6.3

when launching on command line i can read
$ kcmshell4 kcm_useraccount                                       
kcmshell(1833)/kdesu (kdelibs) KDESu::PtyProcess::exec: [ /home/iurt/rpm/BUILD/kdelibs-4.6.3/kdesu/process.cpp : 293 ]  Running "chfn"  

and it's hanging
Attached is a bt (if it can help) of the loggi

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On 2011-12-11T18:02:52+00:00 Johu-h wrote:

Bug still present in KDE SC 4.7.3.

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On 2011-12-18T22:22:37+00:00 Shubhadeepc wrote:

Still present in KDE 4.8. Beta2

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On 2012-02-09T13:30:22+00:00 Johu-h wrote:

ping

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On 2012-03-29T12:18:01+00:00 Denis-koryavov wrote:

The patch is here: https://git.reviewboard.kde.org/r/104439/

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On 2012-05-14T16:02:41+00:00 Kensington-t wrote:

*** Bug 298694 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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