Re: gsu (Was Re: More Political Stuff)

Sean Middleditch <> writes: 
> Everyone (leading GNOME developers) complains that gnome-libs aren't
> secure enough for gsu like app when a distribution like Mandrake tries
> to include it.

You misunderstand. gnome-libs should not link to an suid
application. This means that some approaches to writing gsu are
broken, including the one that was (maybe still is) in gnome-utils.

gsu is still entirely possible to write properly, but you have to do
it without giving the GUI suid privileges, which is not rocket


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