[blfs-book] [BLFS Trac] #4520: Gparted-0.17.0 contains instructions that should belong to other package

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Thu Jan 2 17:07:13 PST 2014


#4520: Gparted-0.17.0 contains instructions that should belong to other package
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 Reporter:  Krejzi       |       Owner:  blfs-book@…
     Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal       |   Milestone:  current
Component:  BOOK         |     Version:  SVN
 Severity:  normal       |  Resolution:
 Keywords:               |
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Comment (by Krejzi):

 I've now seen which, sorry for the noise about that. I do agree that you
 could use "type -p pkexec", but there isn't any need for that since you
 can just use a simple sed to modify gparted .desktop file to use pkexec.
 The script isn't necessary at all. Polkit configuration file. however, is.

 I propose the following:

 Move build instructions for ssh-askpass to OpenSSH page where it belongs.
 Add optional configuration to Sudo page to utilize ssh-askpass if it's
 installed
 Add a note to gparted that links that sudo package should be configured
 for ssh-askpass

 The current situation is really ugly no matter how complicated it might
 be.

 Also, I find the note "Any graphical program requiring root privileges can
 be run using "pkexec <program>"" to be incorrect. pkexec won't run any GUI
 app by default unless you create a configuration file which explicitly
 tells pkexec "this app should be run as root but it's gui app."

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