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Bug#492493: lintian: please remove the su-to-root check in desktop files

Josselin Mouette wrote:

> Le samedi 26 juillet 2008 à 14:29 -0500, Raphael Geissert a écrit :
>> > The su-wrapper-not-su-to-root is nice for menu files, but for desktop
>> > files it doesn’t make much sense. Since the utility is in the menu
>> > package, it means the command will fail to launch although it has a
>> > dependency on gksu. (Or that would imply adding tons on Depends on
>> > menu.)
>> Do you mean this?
>> $ apt-cache depends menu
>> menu
>>   Depends: libc6
>>   Depends: libgcc1
>>   Depends: libstdc++6
> I mean a package with substantial performance impact on the system
> (update-menus takes quite some time) and close to zero usefulness for
> GNOME users.

Oh, you mean that crap, I agree.

>> > Please disable the check until su-to-root is moved to a better place,
>> > like debianutils.
>> FYI this was already proposed, but the maintainer of menu didn't agree to
>> move it elsewhere.
> Still, this is the only sane solution. The su-to-root command being
> similar to sensible-* commands, it belongs to debianutils. Until this
> happens, I am not going to change this in GNOME packages.

Feel free to bug the menu maintainer with that again. But FYI here's the
thread of the last time:

> Cheers,

Atomo64 - Raphael

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