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Bug 477812 - phoronix-test-suite wants root password
Summary: phoronix-test-suite wants root password
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 477798
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Misc (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-07-22 20:57 UTC by genfool
Modified: 2013-07-22 21:37 UTC (History)
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Description genfool 2013-07-22 20:57:08 UTC
This package app-benchmarks/phoronix-test-suite-4.6.1
It installs and works fine. Then on first startup, it ask you accept license agreement which is fine, then it ask if you want to share your test results and ask if it can write home.
Then when you run the first test it ask this.


    The following dependencies are needed and will be installed:
    - media-libs/freeimage
    This process may take several minutes.
    Please enter your root password below:

Is it acceptable for a 3rd party app that wants to write home, ask for your root password and make modifications to your gentoo machine?

I can never see a reason for a 3rd party app in the portage tree ask for my root password.
I ask that the app be removed from the tree until is rewritten in a more sensible manner.
Comment 1 Alex Legler (RETIRED) archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2013-07-22 21:03:11 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 477798 ***
Comment 2 genfool 2013-07-22 21:37:42 UTC
Why is this package still in the tree? 
We saw I was not first to report, but it is still in tree and it wants my password.