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Group :: System/Configuration/Other
Source RPM: consolehelper
Current version: 0.3.2-alt1
Built: about 5 years ago
Size: 33.4 KB
Repocop status: notice
License: GPLv2+
Summary: A wrapper that helps console users run system programs

consolehelper is a tool that makes it easy for console users to run system
programs, doing authentication via PAM (which can be set up to trust all
console users or to ask for a password at the system administrator's
discretion). When possible, the authentication is done graphically;
otherwise, it is done within the text console from which consolehelper
was started.

consolehelper requires that a PAM configuration for every managed
program exist. So to make /sbin/foo or /usr/sbin/foo managed, you need
to create a link from /usr/bin/foo to /usr/lib/consolehelper/helper and create
the file /etc/pam.d/foo, normally using the pam_console(8) PAM module.

Current maintainer: Mikhail Efremov

List of contributors:
  • Bill Nottingham
  • Christopher Molnar
  • Cristian Gafton
  • Dmitry V. Levin
  • Erik Troan
  • Frederic Crozat
  • Frederic Lepied
  • Geoffrey Lee
  • Michael K. Johnson
  • Mikhail Efremov
  • Nalin Dahyabhai
  • Otto Hammersmith
  • Pablo Saratxaga
  • Preston Brown
  • Renaud Chaillat
  • Stanislav Ievlev
  • Stefan van der Eijk
  • Vincent Danen
ACL: List of rpms provided by this srpm:
  • consolehelper
  • consolehelper-debuginfo
Recent changes (last three changelog entries):

2016-01-25 Mikhail Efremov 0.3.2-alt1

    - Return constant strings from svGetValue().
    - shvar: Simplify svGetValue().
    - shvar: Use read loop.
    - shvar: Get rid of glib dependence.

2013-04-18 Dmitry V. Levin 0.3.1-alt1

    - Built with LFS support enabled.

2010-07-20 Dmitry V. Levin 0.3.0-alt1

    - consolehelper.8: described /etc/security/console.apps/ (closes: #10181).
    - Changed error notification dialog to return back to
      authentication dialog by default (closes: #16698).
    - Changed internal dialog layout to make dialogs look better.
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