Re: KDESU fails after KDELIBS4C2A update
Peter Besenbruch wrote:
I can no longer run programs as root using Kdesu. The program returns an
incorrect password error, even when it is entered correctly. I suspect
it has something to do with the latest upgrades in Etch for kdelibs4c2a
and kdelibs-data, both up to 3.5.5a-1. I have installed gksu as a
work-around. Likewise, all root password entries in Konsole work. This
affects all five machines running Debian Etch in this house.
Some follow-up. I also found I could not print through kprinter.
Kprinter could not find a running CUPS server. Neither could the printer
setup portion of the KDE Control Center. OpenOffice printing, and other,
non-kprinter dependent apps had no trouble printing.
I grabbed new versions of both packages from Sid (3.5.5a-2) and found
that kprinter worked again, but kdesu did not. I retrieved version
3.5.4-3 of kdelibs-data and kdelibs4c2a from a backup and installed
them. That fixed the problem. Everything works again.
What I don't know is whether going with the largely 3.5.5a version of
KDE in Sid would cause the same trouble. All I can say is that KDE in
Etch is not a workable solution at this point.
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