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
> science.

Ah.  OK.  That makes a lot more sense.  ~,^

I misunderstood the approach to the problem.  Ya, I see how it should be
done now.  Thanks!

> Havoc

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