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Bug#252911: marked as done (gnome-apt: should suggest fix for "cannot open display" problem)

Your message dated Mon, 8 Jun 2009 19:20:12 +0100
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and subject line gnome-apt has been removed from Debian, closing #252911
has caused the Debian Bug report #252911,
regarding gnome-apt: should suggest fix for "cannot open display" problem
to be marked as done.

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--- Begin Message ---
Package: gnome-apt
Severity: wishlist

At present, when the normal user has an X session running, all these fail:

	gnome-apt                insufficient permissions
	su - ; gnome-apt         "cannot open display"
	su -p ; gnome-apt        directories missing from PATH

In the second case, I suggest that gnome-apt should provide a suggestion, e.g.:

  (1) log out of this X session, log back in as root
  (2) If on a safe network: 
      $ xhost +              # allow anyone to open the display
      $ su -
      # export DISPLAY=:0.0
      # gnome-apt
  (3) (your better method?)

			- Jim Van Zandt

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.4.26

--- End Message ---
--- Begin Message ---
Version: 0.4.9-5+rm

The gnome-apt package has been removed from Debian so we are closing
the bugs that were still opened against it.

For more information about this package's removal, read
http://bugs.debian.org/414526 . That bug might give the reasons why
this package was removed, and suggestions of possible replacements.

Don't hesitate to reply to this mail if you have any question.

Thank you for your contribution to Debian.

Kind regards,
Marco Rodrigues

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