[gnome-network] Bug#458723: gnome-nettool: traceroute broken for normal user, bad error message

Package: gnome-nettool
Version: 2.20.0-1
Severity: normal

When I start gnome-nettool as a normal user,
and try to use the traceroute tab, the following
happens: Trace button turns red, status bar looks
as if the program does something, and then nothing.
No error message whatsoever.

Only when I start gnome-nettool from a terminal I
get the following message in the terminal:

The specified type of tracerouting is allowed for superuser only

Most users using gnome-nettool will not start it
from the terminal and will therefore be confused.

*And* there are ways of tracerouting that normal
users are allowed to do. Why are these not used?


-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux (PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages gnome-nettool depends on:
ii  dnsutils                    1:9.4.2-1    Clients provided with BIND
ii  finger                      0.17-11      user information lookup
ii  iputils-ping [ping]         3:20071127-1 Tools to test the
reachability of 
ii  libc6                       2.7-5        GNU C Library: Shared
ii  libgconf2-4                 2.20.1-2     GNOME configuration
database syste
ii  libglade2-0                 1:2.6.2-1    library to load .glade
files at ru
ii  libglib2.0-0                2.14.4-2     The GLib library of C
ii  libgtk2.0-0                 2.12.3-2     The GTK+ graphical user
ii  libpango1.0-0               1.18.3-1     Layout and rendering of
ii  net-tools                   1.60-19      The NET-3 networking
ii  traceroute                  2.0.9-4      Traces the route taken by
ii  whois                       4.7.24       the GNU whois client

gnome-nettool recommends no packages.

-- no debconf information

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