Re: Your opinion about adding Gnome Xsu to GNOME-Utils

Hi there again,

Please note that my intention was not a flamewar about
PAM or gnome-sudo... or whatever. Because there is a lot
activity on this thread and none of the messages
answer my question actually :-\. (Well, I got one
privat mail from Sean who gives me a solution for
the zvt issue, but that was not on this list)

Thats all I have to say about the PAM solution and the
gnome-sudo application. Which are both good for me.

However, I do think that there should be a distro
independant solution very quick. Gnome lacks a way to
get root permissions for certain applications in an
easy (and secure) way. (no, <xterm; su -; psswrd;
command> is NOT an easy way I think..or not what normal
"users" want to perform).

(just a note) Oh and Eric, You mention :
"or make silly things like setuid root GNOME programs." in
This is not possible since GNOME xxx anymore. The
GNOME application will not start if it is setuid root.

Philip van Hoof aka freax (
irc: mailto:freax @

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