[Piuparts-devel] Bug#538273: Bug#538273: Piuparts fails when PATH environment variable doesn't include /usr/sbin/
mouzannar at gmail.com
Fri Jul 24 15:58:18 UTC 2009
> Yeah. However, piuparts really needs to be run as root, and if you are
> root but your PATH doesn't contain those directories, something's wrong.
> Can you confirm that you're not running as root?
I confirm that I was running piuparts as non root.
Even if we consider that a user with root privileges has by default
/usr/sbin/ in his path, the issue of the Python traceback remains.
You could possibly add a UID test in the __main__ function  ?
--- piuparts-0.35.orig/piuparts.py 2009-07-24 15:30:30.000000000 +0200
+++ piuparts-0.35/piuparts.py 2009-07-24 17:52:52.000000000 +0200
@@ -1933,6 +1933,11 @@
if __name__ == "__main__":
+ # check if user has root privileges
+ if os.getuid():
+ print "You need to be root to use this command."
if sys.argv[1:] == ["unittest"]:
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