Re: gsu (Was Re: More Political Stuff)

> >>>>> "Sean" == Sean Middleditch <> writes:
>     >> >>>>> "Sean" == Sean Middleditch <>
>     Sean> Everyone (leading GNOME developers) complains that
>     Sean> gnome-libs aren't secure enough for gsu like app when a
>     Sean> distribution like Mandrake tries to include it.
> The implementation in gnome-utils/mini-utils uses a helper program
> that specifically does not link against gtk/gnome to help avoid this. 
> It's basically, GNU's su communicating over a pipe to the ui side.

Ya, I understand that now.  I misunderstood the way gsu worked.

>     >> <snip>
>     Sean> It'd be nice to just have an option for items on
>     Sean> menu/panel/desktop (for the life of my I forget the name of
>     Sean> them, and I'm in too much of a hurry to check...) for "Run
>     Sean> as User".  Then, I could add Helix-Update to the panel with
>     Sean> "Run as root".  gsu would just pop up, get the password and
>     Sean> run the app... 'twould be nice.
> This is easily done, just create a desktop entry called '
> ~/.gnome/apps/RootShell.desktop' like this:
> [Desktop Entry]
> Name=Root Shell
> Comment=Launch a shell as root.
> Exec=/usr/bin/gsu -c "gnome-terminal --display=:0.0 --title='Root Shell'"
> Icon=/usr/share/pixmaps/gnome-term.png
> Terminal=false
> MultipleArgs=true
> Type=Application
> gsu supports all (I think) of the options available with normal su, so
> running a shell or app as a specific user is possible too.

That's how I have it, but an average user isn't going to do
that.  They're going to need a way to easily add an entry for "run my
distro's update tool as root".

>     Sean> Sean Middleditch
> -- 
> Vince Hodges                             "Beware geeks bearing diffs"

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