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Bug 1313098 - liveinst does not work in Wayland (consolehelper)
Summary: liveinst does not work in Wayland (consolehelper)
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 1310403 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2016-02-29 23:13 UTC by Adam Williamson
Modified: 2016-03-26 18:14 UTC (History)
9 users (show)

Fixed In Version: anaconda-24.13.1-1 anaconda-24.13.1-1.fc24
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2016-03-26 18:14:59 UTC
Type: Bug

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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Bugzilla 1274451 0 unspecified CLOSED sudo with graphical apps doesn't work on wayland 2022-01-13 13:41:26 UTC

Internal Links: 1274451

Description Adam Williamson 2016-02-29 23:13:43 UTC
Recent F24 / Rawhide Workstation live images boot to Wayland (when they work at all). The live installer does not launch from the welcome screen or the overview. This is because the launcher runs /usr/bin/liveinst , which attempts to run /usr/sbin/liveinst through the consolehelper system. consolehelper (and most other methods for running GUI apps 'as root') does not work under Wayland: that is . We are filing this issue separately because this *specific* case (the live installer) is a clear release blocking bug, and it may be possible to solve it in some way other than 'make consolehelper work on Wayland', so it's useful to have a specific bug. We could, for instance, elevate privileges via PolicyKit in some way.

I've actually tested and verified the bug, BTW, it's no longer theoretical - I booted the 2016-02-25 Rawhide Workstation nightly live on bare metal with enforcing=0. That booted to Wayland (I get X in VMs, for some reason) and indeed the installer fails to run. If you run /usr/bin/liveinst from a console you see a couple of "Unable to init server: Could not connect: Connection refused" errors, then anaconda gets very confused and dies in a sad pile of GTK+ errors.

Proposing as an Alpha blocker, this violates "The installer must run when launched normally from the release-blocking images." -

Comment 1 Adam Williamson 2016-03-02 16:22:30 UTC
Per today's workstation meeting:

it seems like Wayland-by-default is likely being delayed, but the decision doesn't appear *entirely* clear so I'm going to leave this as a proposed blocker at least until we see the default actually change back.

Comment 2 David Shea 2016-03-02 21:02:26 UTC

If wayland continues to be the default in rawhide it'd be nice to have it fixed there anyway.

Comment 3 Giulio 'juliuxpigface' 2016-03-06 08:50:18 UTC
*** Bug 1310403 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 4 Kamil Páral 2016-03-07 17:18:48 UTC
Discussed at today's blocker review meeting [1]. Accepted as an Alpha blocker - as the bits currently stand, this is a clear blocker. switching the lives back to X (as will apparently happen) would be an acceptable resolution.


Comment 5 Adam Williamson 2016-03-08 19:00:40 UTC
gnome-session-3.19.91-2 landed in F24 today and reverted to X11, which makes this bug no longer a blocker, per #c4. Dropping blocker status.

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2016-03-09 16:32:09 UTC
anaconda-24.13.1-1.fc24 has been submitted as an update to Fedora 24.

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2016-03-10 01:55:05 UTC
anaconda-24.13.1-1.fc24 has been pushed to the Fedora 24 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
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Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2016-03-26 18:14:45 UTC
anaconda-24.13.1-1.fc24 has been pushed to the Fedora 24 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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