[Bug 1713313] Re: Unable to launch pkexec'ed applications on Wayland session

Phillip Susi psusi at ubuntu.com
Wed Dec 6 14:11:21 UTC 2017

Excuse my language Bodhi, but bull shit.  You actually can run wayland
apps as root just fine.  It is only X11 apps running under wayland that
no longer run as root, and the reason is simply that gdm3 fails to
configure Xwayland with a proper Xauthority policy, the way its man page
says it should.  It isn't doing what its documentation says it should,
so it's a bug.

Some idiots who think they are the end all know it alls are simply
seizing on the opportunity to push their agenda that GUI applications
should not be run as root.

** Also affects: gdm3 (Ubuntu)
   Importance: Undecided
       Status: New

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