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Re: Bug#374373: ITP: googleearth-package -- utility for automatically building a Google Earth Debian package

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Benjamin Seidenberg wrote:
> Ron Johnson wrote:
>> Benjamin Seidenberg wrote:
>>>> Joe Smith wrote:
>>>>> "Wesley J. Landaker" <wjl@icecavern.net> wrote in message
>> When I tried to install it as root (using "su -" from an xterm
>>  window), it complained about not being able to find DISPLAY. 
>> Unlike Sun Java & Macromedia Flash, it uses a GUI installer.
>> Since many (most?) desktop users install apps from within su or
>>  sudo'ed xterm windows, how will you work around that?
> If you don't use -, DISPLAY should be preserved. Ditto for sudo.

   $ su -m

Can dpkg emulate that?

> Benjamin
> (Postscript: I almost replied to your sig, but decided i wasn't 
> going to go there.)

Off-list replies always welcome.

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whites are superior to blacks, and that those with brown skins
are mud people.
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