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Re: gksu, ktuss and other ways to get root

Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:

> On jeu, 2008-05-01 at 12:08 +0000, Sune Vuorela wrote:
>> On 2008-05-01, Yves-Alexis Perez
>> <corsac@debian.org> wrote:
>> > - why packages needing root don't use it?
>> because menu package doesn't make sure there is at least one GUI:
>> Suggests: gksu | kdebase-bin | kdebase-runtime | sux
> Yeah so it's not exactly what I meant. I was talking about some “gain
> root access” in a desktop environment way. Something DE could depend on
> to be. 

Yeah, that was suggested. But like Sune said, the menu maintainer doesn't
want to move su-to-root out of it.

Quoting the maintainer:
> 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. 

Full story here:

> Maybe it's useless, maybe the only people interested are non 
> gnome people using gnome apps like gdm or system-config-printer.
> Cheers,

Atomo64 - Raphael

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