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Re: collect debian-admintools

On Fri, Apr 23, 1999 at 03:47:08PM +0200, Brederlow wrote:
> Gus <gus@getsystems.com> writes:
> > On Tue, Apr 20, 1999 at 11:42:44PM -0500, Steve Gore wrote:
> > anything that encourages people to start an xsession as root is bad -
> > and its one of the (ideological) reasons why i don't like redhat
> On many systems you can't or you have a different/broken config for X
> when being root.


> > (if these were tagged with some sort of "gain root" command, eg:
> > sudo/su/super, that would be ok - probably through a "debianconfig"
> > menu option - or better yet, have a single program (not menu (or X)
> > related) that is a wrapper to all of them)
> It might be good for your system at home, but think about an
> University where every user has an menu entry to reconfigure gpm or
> XFree in his windowmanager. Thats a bad idea. Also a bloated sudo file 
> is a bad idea.

yes, i didn't intend to allow sudo access to everyone - i meant that
it would be good to encourage the user to login (to X) as themselves,
not as root - and then use something like su/sudo/super to gain root

> The tools should only show for certain users and then gain root via
> ONE wrapper (esspecially the shell scripts need it).

i agree that it should only appear to certain users - and this is why
it should NOT use the menu system

i'd like to see a simple (dialog/ncurses/plain text) program that
merely presents a menu of other config programs.. it doesn't appear in 
the menus at all (since then it would be seen by all users), but
serves as a central directory for other config programs

it is then assumed that the user running it has the appropriate
permissions to run the config programs (ie: they have su'd to root)

 - Gus

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