KDE 3.3 packages

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Thu Jan 27 00:53:27 CST 2005

Ravi Joganathan Wrote: 
> On Tue, 25 Jan 2005 18:26:43 +0000, Chris Halls
> <chris.halls at credativ.co.uk> wrote:
> > On Tuesday 25 Jan 2005 13:52, mrdibbler wrote:
> > > Is there a way to set up KDE so that it can do root things like
> Gnome
> > > does?
> > 
> I don't know what you can do in Gnome but in kde you can try
> # kdesu application
> and the application will run as root.
> ravi
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Ubuntu disables the root account by default for security reasons ...
and this prevents people from logging in as root and messing up the

su lets you switch to an existing root account. Problem is that you
STAY in the root shell, which is bad practice. sudo lets you execute a
command with root access without actually logging in as root, so you
can still do root things without activating the root account.

With a root password anyone can get in as long as the password is
there. In sudo you can get nitpicky and say that sam can use sudo to
ONLY reboot and halt but nothing else.

IMHO, they should replace the kdesu with something like kdesudo.


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