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

Simon Lees sflees at suse.de
Mon Aug 8 05:43:35 UTC 2016

On 08/08/2016 02:56 PM, PCMan wrote:
> 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.
> https://github.com/lxde/lxqt-sudo
> However, I think pkexec is a reasonable fallback.
> Cheers!

Ok as an aside i'll attempt to add detection and support for that.


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