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Re: Prompt to install missing software?



On Mon, May 28, 2007 at 01:24:44PM -0400, Simon wrote:
> On 5/27/07, John Pye <john@curioussymbols.com> wrote:
>> I found the original code in GNOME just pops up a message, see
>> check_ntp_support in
>> http://cvs.gnome.org/viewcvs/gnome-system-tools/src/time/time-tool.c?rev=1.17&view=markup
>
> This would mean that the changes are Ubuntu specific, which is
> understandable.  I wasn't specific enough in my first reply, but I
> meant that you should check Ubuntu's source packages:
> http://packages.ubuntu.com/cgi-bin/search_packages.pl?searchon=names&version=all&exact=1&keywords=gnome-system-tools
>
> I think the first version that had the automatic install functionality
> was either Dapper or Edgy.  One other thing to watch out for is
> whether your users prefer su or sudo ( and gksu or gksudo), I'm not
> sure if there's a standardized way to check for this in Debian.

What we've settled on in Ubuntu is to use gksu, and allow the preference to
be set in /etc/gksu.conf (sudo-mode).  That way, it's transparent to
applications.

-- 
 - mdz



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