How to pick up crash reports owned by system users?
ian at davenant.greenend.org.uk
Tue Jan 9 20:24:13 GMT 2007
Martin Pitt writes ("How to pick up crash reports owned by system users?"):
> * Change apport-checkreports to check for the existence of system
> crash reports if the user is in 'admin', and have apport-gtk gksu
> itself if there is a system crash report it cannot read. This would
> be the safe option, but requires some ugly hardcoding of group
> names and semantics into apport. However, this hardcoding could
> eventually be moved into the update-notifier apport code (when
> we'll finally get event-notifier, this will be much cleaner).
This definitely seems better, but I don't understand why it involves
ugly hardcoding of group names. Do we not have a standard way for
programs to tell whether the user is admin (ie, whether it's sensible
to run gksu) ?
I thought that this would already exist and be used eg to hide
non-functional menu entries from non-admin users.
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