pliniusminor at gmail.com
Fri Jul 11 17:31:04 UTC 2014
Personally, I think it would be an important improvement if the gksu
package (and therefore gksudo as well) would be part of the default package
set of Xubuntu again.
I always install it rightaway. What a lot of people nowadays do,
unfortunately, is to use "sudo" for graphical applications that sometimes
need root (like Thunar, Leafpad or Mousepad). Very bad practice.
If you look at askubuntu or the Ubuntu forums, you can see that this bad
practice is currently widespread. For many people it's the easy way out,
much easier than messing with incomprehensible pkexec commands. They don't
understand or care about what it might do to their file permissions.
This bad practice can probably only be made to disappear, when "gksudo"
returns as default available option.
2014-07-11 18:20 GMT+02:00 Sean Davis <smd.seandavis at gmail.com>:
> 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.
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