Sean Davis smd.seandavis at gmail.com
Fri Jul 11 16:20:48 UTC 2014

I did some quick research, and it seems that gksu(do) were removed in favor
of pkexec, and we followed suit.  However, since we do not ship any policy
files, it does not really help.  Should we consider bringing gksu(do) back,
or work to include policy files for apps we support?

On Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 12:54 PM, Elfy <ub.untu at btinternet.com> wrote:

> I'll not be at the meeting next week, but have added this to the agenda.
> Why is that we, Studio and Ubuntu are the only ones not seeding gksu?
> Would it not be better for us to do so?
> Has anyone looked at using pkexec? I have - that's nice and simple then ...
> The only mails I've managed to find anywhere regarding this is a
> discussion on -dev or -release somewhere - and that descended into a "why
> do people want to do this anyway" thing. Not helpful.
> There's a bug somewhere too - the closing comment from a dev being along
> the lines of why don't people just use vim/emacs?
> I guess that there has been a disconnect between building a distro for
> people and going back to expecting people to use the command line.
> Thanks
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