Re: gksu, ktuss and other ways to get root
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Rob Taylor wrote:
> Well, the real fd.o solution here is PackageKit. Its a bad thing to run
> things using graphical toolkits as root, as they're not going to have
> been audited for security. With PackageKit you use a small, auditable
> dbus service to do the task you need doing as root, and have the actual
> UI running in the users security domain.
The problem is that not everything/one uses dbus, and software would need to
I strongly agree that running X11 apps as root is not good; but the point of
the discussion is how to correctly su to root in a cross-desktop-compatible
manner, not how perfect world is :).
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