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Re: RFC: it's so easy ...

Sorry, i think here there was a misunderstood, I wasn't talking about
a possible bug of RH, but of a possible facility...

I've missed something: before starting the program that require root
privileges, RH starts a program for asking root's password, and next (if
the given password is correct) it start root's program.

So, actually the program is launched by root, but the facility is that
isn't needed to open a terminal emulator, su and start a program.

This scenario is for a desktop user, who could be afraid by textual
interface and don't want to log in as root ... but also is for a lazy
person that prefer simple way than hard one, when/if possible.

..emh, numerical or formal?

On Tue, Sep 19, 2000 at 09:14:12PM -0400, Daniel Burrows wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 20, 2000 at 03:06:38AM +0200, Daniele Cruciani <cruciani@cli.di.unipi.it> was heard to say:
> > Now, suppose that this will be true for Debian, you can launch, say,
> > gnome-apt, hit on search and install a package through apt/dpkg
> > ... is it so easy ? without IE 5.5 :)
>   I think there must be something similar, since someone just filed a bug
> against aptitude saying that it should be possible to start it as root from
> the menu system using..I think.."su-to-root".  I haven't investigated it much
> yet (..must..do..differential..equations..), but it appears to be some sort of
> program for starting stuff from menus that should run as root.
>   Daniel
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Daniele Cruciani <cruciani@cli.di.unipi.it>
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