xdg-su: using gnomesu in the generic option if available.

PCMan pcman.tw at gmail.com
Mon Aug 8 05:26:01 UTC 2016

On Mon, Aug 8, 2016 at 1:11 PM, Simon Lees <sflees at suse.de> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I was answering an openSUSE bugtracker question re xdg-su and lxqt and
> the most sensible solution we came to was modifying xdg-su's behavior
> when running under a generic DE to use gnomesu or kde-su if they are
> present so I thought i'd put the idea up for discussion in case anyone
> objects.
> For reference currently lxqt doesn't have its own replacement for
> gnomesu/kde-su (well not one I know of) distro's are also highly
> unlikely to recommend either of those packages with lxqt as they will
> bring in uneeded kde or gtk packages but by modifying the generic
> fallback to atleast check for there existence first a user can then
> choose to use one of them if they please.

FYI, LXQt now provides its own tool, lxqt-sudo.
However, I think pkexec is a reasonable fallback.

> Cheers
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