Re: Bug#492493: When will su-to-root be available by default in Debian ?
"email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> For memory, 2 alternative solutions were proposed in 2008's discussion  :
> - move su-to-root into debianutils where it would always be available,
> - or introducing an xdg-* utility into xdg-utils that does the same thing
> any update ?
The debianutils maintainer is not willing to include su-to-root. I
haven't heard of any progress on the xdg-* front.
> (I am developping graphical apps that need to be launched with admin
> privileges in live-session (whatever the DE), and because of this situation
> I think I will have to stick with gksu as dependency...)
Why don't you just depend on menu and use su-to-root? It would be
friendlier for people who aren't using GNOME, and you're already having to
depend on the package that provides the tool you want to use.
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>