consolehelper not cooperative

Manuel Wolfshant wolfy at
Tue Apr 22 01:46:16 UTC 2008


    I am trying to include chkrootkit in EPEL-4 and -5. The package 
includes this pam config file:

    auth       sufficient
    auth       sufficient
    auth       include      system-auth
    session    required
    session    optional
    session    optional
    account    required

and this file for consolehelper:


    In Centos 5 everything is OK and AFAICS the same config is available 
ever since FC-3. However, in Centos 4 I cannot run this application as 
normal user: consolehelper exists without asking for the root passwd. I 
have uploaded the packages I've built (and which were tested by me and 
by an independent tester) to 
Can anyone shed some light, please ?

PS: I have the exact phenomenon on a different machine (running F-7). 
and the reply from Michael E Brown.

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