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Re: Should su-to-root be shipped in a separate package?

Armin Berres <trigger@space-based.de> writes:
> On Sun, 03 Feb 08 13:20, Russ Allbery wrote:

>> I don't think this is necessary.  su-to-root falls back to su if none
>> of the other packages exist, and su is essential.  Similarly, under X,
>> it falls back to x-terminal-emulator if none of the other packages
>> exist, and any X environment should have x-terminal-emulator.
> The problem I see here is, that currently a lot of packages which use
> su-to-root depend on something like "gksu | kdebase-bin |
> kdebase-runtime | sux". Now that parts of KDE 4 are around the
> dependency has to be changed to something like "gksu | kdebase-bin
> (<<4:4.0.0) | kdebase-runtime". When KDE 3 is no more the dependency on
> kdebase-bin can be completely removed and all the dependencies should be
> changed sooner or later. Same happens if a new *su alternative is
> around.  It would be nice, if we would have a single place to change
> this kind of dependency.

My point is that I think such a dependency may be wrong and possibly
shouldn't be included at all.  Is it really necessary to have such a
dependency when su-to-root has fallback behavior should none of those
packages be available?

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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