Bug#358623: kwifimanager: should be called using kdesu
On Thursday 23 March 2006 10:15, Fathi Boudra wrote:
> Package: kwifimanager
> Version: 4:3.5.1-2
> Severity: normal
> kwifimanager should be called using kdesu and need to depends on
> wireless-tools instead of libiw28 because it uses and parses iwlist.
The dependency we can add, but I'm not sure I like making users run
kwifimanager as root. It can be used as a network monitor without root
privileges, and to configure a user's wireless networks it will ask for
a root password when needed.
The only problem I see at the moment is that it can't find iwlist,
since /sbin isn't in the normal user's path. But "iwlist $INTERFACE
scanning" will return information to non-root users. So perhaps a
better patch would be to make kwifimanager search in /usr/sbin
and /sbin, if it can't find iwlist in the regular path.
I can't test kwifimanager too much without a connection, though. Let me
know what you think.