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Re: Possible mass bug filling for package depending on "menu".

On 11/03/2011 07:20 AM, Christian PERRIER wrote:
> Quoting Bill Allombert (Bill.Allombert@math.u-bordeaux1.fr):
>>> What about moving the su-to-root binary to a different binary package ?
>>> Bill what's your PoV about spliting it ?
>> I am not very keen creating a new Debian package for a 3kB script.
> In that case, I think that the above discussion showed that there is a
> quite strong rationale for this: don't have packages depending on menu
> just because they need su-to-root. And, as Russ mentioned, it is like
> 3 years than many people are waiting for this to happen. I suspect
> that the aggressive NMU button is appealing for many.
> From my understanding, trying to have a perfect solution (xdg-su) has
> delayed progress on that matter for a really long time....leading to
> the exact opposite : enforcing many packages to depend on menu while
> several of them probably wouldn't otherwise.
> In French, I would call that "vente forcée".
> From what I understand, xdg-su will not happen. On the other hand, an
> easy fix (a new binary package) can help doing progress here. Isn't it
> time to do it?

It seems many uses of su-to-root could be replaced by pkexec (package
policykit-1), no?

Or is there something wrong with that approach?



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