Package consolehelper: Information

Source package: consolehelper
Version: 0.3.2-alt1
Build time:  Jul 7, 2021, 09:25 AM
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License: GPLv2+
Summary: A wrapper that helps console users run system programs
Description: 
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.

List of rpms provided by this srpm:
consolehelper (mipsel)
consolehelper-debuginfo (mipsel)

Maintainer: Mikhail Efremov


    1. libpam-devel
    2. pkgconfig
    3. libgtk+2-devel

Last changed


Jan. 25, 2016 Mikhail Efremov 0.3.2-alt1
- Return constant strings from svGetValue().
- shvar: Simplify svGetValue().
- shvar: Use read loop.
- shvar: Get rid of glib dependence.
April 18, 2013 Dmitry V. Levin 0.3.1-alt1
- Built with LFS support enabled.
July 20, 2010 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.