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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.

Christopher Martin

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