If you expect menu developers to comments you should CC firstname.lastname@example.org else you are likely to be ignored since I don't post to debian-devel. On Fri, Apr 09, 2004 at 11:30:11PM +0200, Fabian Franz wrote: > Hi, > > while working on some packages I noticed that it would be nice to have a > "needs_root"-field in menu-files, like with needs="Text" .. > > At the moment packages must use su-to-root, which does not always work with > X11-Programs ... This is fixed in menu 2.1.11. You have to call su-to-root -X. It will invoke gksu or kdesu if they are found else will default to old mode. Only one X11 program use su-to-root (powertweak). Another call gksu directly (synaptic). I will ask them to use su-to-root -X when menu 2.1.11 reach sarge. > ( > I don't think the "fix" to use su -p is always sufficient; > think of a NFS-volume. > Better is to merge the Xauth-Info ... > ) Using -p break the PATH setting: it will lack /sbin and /usr/sbin, so some programs will break. > The alternative is to use kdesu or gksu and prefix the command. > > What I would like to discuss is to have: > > command="foo" > needs_root=1 > > What do you think? We cannot change the interface between menu and menu-method at this stage since this involve changing all the menu-methods. Thanks to give me the opportunuity to announce the new su-to-root -X feature! Cheers, -- Bill. <email@example.com> Imagine a large red swirl here.
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