Sudo / Gksudo : calling for testers !
lordverminard at gmail.com
Wed Jul 20 12:32:37 UTC 2005
why would you even care.
just type the password.
besides i think its like this.
if you enter sudo in terminal then enter a gksudo command then it works.
i tried sudo ls
then gksudo prozgui and it worked.
On 7/20/05, ZIYAD A. M. AL-BATLY <zamb at saudi.net.sa> wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-07-20 at 10:41 +0200, Vincent Trouilliez wrote:
> > Hello Gents,
> > I notice that sudo and gksudo don't seem to share the password's time
> > stamp, which I find a bit weird personally.
> > That is, if I give my password to sudo, do something with it quickly,
> > then open say Synaptic (hence gksudo), I will be asked for my password
> > again, eventhough I gave to sudo seconds before.
> > Same the other way around : Open a GUI app that requires password,
> > enter it, exit the app, then try sudo at the command line : you will
> > be asked for the password that you just entered in gksudo !
> > Basically, technically, it behaves as if sudo and gksudo din't share
> > the time stamp for the password.
> > I filed a bug about it
> > https://bugzilla.ubuntu.com/show_bug.cgi?id=12648 but I was basically
> > told that they DO share the time stamp, and that what I experience is
> > basically impossible because technical non-sense.
> > Problem is, non-sense or not, it does behave like this on my machine.
> > And I tried it with Wart, Hoary and Breezy, all do it. sudo and gksudo
> > just don't seem to "talk" to each other to see if the passwoprd if the
> > password has already been typed or not.
> > So, before I go to consult a doctor for seeing things that I am told
> > can't exist, I wanted to call out for help. Could people tell me if
> > they see they can reproduce the problem on their machine ?
> > Test procedure (for example) :
> > - sudo -k (start from a clean sheet)
> > - sudo ls (or any other quick to execute and harmless command...)
> > it should ask for the PW
> > - start Synaptic (or any other GUI app that requires gksudo/PW)
> > it asks for the PW again, it should not since you just entered it.
> > Now the other way around:
> > - Wait 15 minutes (default PW validity) for time stamp to clear
> > - Start Synaptic, you are asked for your PW
> > - Exit Synpatic
> > - sudo ls
> > - you are asked again for the PW, eventhough you just entered it.
> > Now I also noticed that 'sudo -k' only clears the password for sudo,
> > not gksudo !(I'm not sure, but I think Red Hat version 9.0 share the
> > same database or ticket for both "sudo" and "gksudo". Again, I'm not
> > certain as it was a long time ago.)
> > Thanks for trying it, before I am locked in a fool's hospital ! ;-/
> > Regards,
> > --
> > Vince, losing sanity ?
> I have the *same* behavior as your system.
> Ubuntu 5.04 "Hoary Hedgehog" i386 (with latest updates)
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