Bug#492493: lintian: please remove the su-to-root check in desktop files
Josselin Mouette wrote:
> reassign 514882 xdg-utils
> retitle 514882 Please include new xdg-su tool based on su-to-root
> Le vendredi 10 juillet 2009 à 10:31 -0700, Russ Allbery a écrit :
>>> I think it is clear that this is not going to happen. Would it be
>>> possible to clone the existing su-to-root into a, say, xdg-su for
>>> xdg-utils, or sensible-su for debianutils ?
>> sensible-utils now. I'd be fine with putting it in sensible-utils as
>> sensible-su personally, but it's up to Clint and whatever vetting
>> process Clint wants for what goes into the sensible-utils package.
>> xdg-su also sounds great to me.
> OK. I have asked Clint and he doesn’t want a new tool in sensible-utils
> for the moment, so xdg-utils looks like the best candidate currently.
There used to be an xdg-su actually, but it got removed for some reason.
I think they wanted to use PolicyKit instead or something.
The old code is here:
> Per, would you agree to put this new script in xdg-utils? BTW I notice
> that you haven’t uploaded it for a while, are you interested in moving
> it to pkg-freedesktop, which looks like the logical place for it?
I'd be happy to move it -- I haven't had time to maintain it properly.
Part of the problem is that upstream is quite inactive as well. When I
started maintaining this package, I didn't plan on becoming my own
upstream. Co-maintainance is very welcome.