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Re: [desktop] foomatic-gui is born

On Wed, Nov 27, 2002 at 10:13:22AM -0200, Gustavo Noronha Silva wrote:
> Em Wed, 27 Nov 2002 02:21:47 -0600, Chris Lawrence <lawrencc@debian.org>
> escreveu:
> > Yes, some sort of "su to root" prompt is probably a good idea; dunno
> > if I can reuse the existing code or what.  If not, something similar
> > probably won't be hard to whip together (although I guess we probably
> > have half a dozen "graphical su"s in Debian already).
> > 
> > FWIW, the GNOME System Tools root prompts don't seem to work for me...
> > 
> > Probably the best approach would be to use something like gksu in the
> > menu entry; why reinvent the wheel?
> It would be good if we had a standard way of doing that... I talked to
> walters about this some weeks ago, and he suggested it would be a good
> thing to merge xsu, gnome-sudo and gksu (maybe others?).

FWIW, I think this is very important...

Something that (e.g.) Mac OS X has over linux is an elegant way to
acquire (some) admin privileges in a graphical context. I think Debian
needs this badly...


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