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Re: gksu, ktuss and other ways to get root

Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
On sam, 2008-05-03 at 01:34 +0100, Rob Taylor wrote:
Umm, are you aware that xorg-xserver-core now depends on

Yeah but having libdbus doesn't mean there's a dbus daemon running. Some
people _dont_ want to run it.

I guess so, according to popcon, thats just under 7% (people with libdbus installed but not the daemon). Of course, one could probably argue that people not running dbus are probably people that don't run graphical apps as root, and are certainly people that are highly unlikely to use a graphical su/sudo utility...

Btw, in terms of resource usage, there's a lot of embedded (and heavily memory constrained) devices out there running dbus, so I do wonder what reasons people have to not want a modern IPC system.

At the end of the day, PolicyKit is about security. Is it more important to support people who wish to open up root security holes on their systems by running graphical apps as root, or is it more important to give everyone better security by not forcing them to run graphical apps as root?


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