Re: Should su-to-root be shipped in a separate package?
On Sun, Feb 03, 2008 at 02:59:11PM -0600, Raphael Geissert wrote:
> Hello Bill,
> Some weeks ago I proposed a new release goal which goal is to use su-to-root
> instead of a custom *su wrapper in menu and .desktop files.
> As Armin Berres stated on his message there are some
> dependencies/recommends/suggests that need to be considered first.
> Since su-to-root is currently just a shell script I would your opinion on
> whether su-to-root (and its translations and documentation of course) should
> be shipped in a separate package so making the move to su-to-root only
> requires a Depends: su-to-root which would be shipped as arch: all, instead
> of a dependency on menu which is arch any.
I do not think it is a good idea to use su-to-root inside .desktop file,
because this would make such .desktop file Debian-specific (and thus
would not be integrated upstream). Instead a freedesktop approved
remplacement to su-to-root should be provided by xdg-utils.
> This would have the benefit of making su-to-root OR depend, instead of just
> suggest, on the several packages which provide a su* wrapper ensuring its
Given that su-to-root can use plain su which is Essential: yes, I do not
see the advantage of such OR depend which will always be satisfied.
Imagine a large red swirl here.