gdm: dropping the "secure action menu" patch

Dennis Kaarsemaker dennis at
Tue Nov 29 17:58:49 GMT 2005

On di, 2005-11-29 at 18:08 +0100, Sebastien Bacher wrote:
> Hi,
> The Debian package of gdm has "secure action menu" patch. It adds an
> option to  require the root password to use the "action menu" items
> (restart, ...). 
> This change is a diversion of upstream, not trivial code (change to some
> hundreds of lines of code) and quite bugged (it doesn't apply to
> gdmflexiserver by example, so anybody still can call gdmflexiserver or
> use the session dialog to do these actions). 
> I suggest to drop this patch from the Ubuntu package, since we only use
> sudo by default it's quite useless for Ubuntu anyway. That will make gdm
> easier to maintain/update (upstream code is quite moving and updating
> the patch for every new version takes some hours). If nobody has an
> objection I'll drop it for the next gdm upload. 

Just one suggestion: at least leave in the bit that recognizes
SecureSystemMenu in gdm.conf so gdm doesn't break on a current gdm.conf

GDM should issue a warning if it sees this (now unsupported) config
entry, but not fail.
Dennis K.
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