Checkbox does not report DMI information when run as a normal user

Bug #424454 reported by Marc Tardif on 2009-09-04
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Checkbox
High
Marc Tardif

Bug Description

Checkbox comes with a dmi registry which should be responsible for adding DMI information required by the Launchpad report. However, this information is not being gathered because grepping /sys/class/dmi as a normal user returns a non-zero exit code.

One solution would be to run the registry as the root user. However, it might be preferable to simply run the registry as the normal user and return a zero exit code. The benefit for this latter approach is that it would leave the responsibility of hiding privileged information such as serial numbers to the system rather than to Checkbox itself.

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Marc Tardif (cr3) on 2009-09-04
Changed in checkbox:
assignee: nobody → Marc Tardif (cr3)
importance: Undecided → High
milestone: none → 0.8-alpha6
status: New → Fix Committed
Marc Tardif (cr3) on 2009-10-14
Changed in checkbox:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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