On 8/27/21 9:27 AM, Sérgio Basto wrote:
On Fri, 2021-08-27 at 08:57 -0700, Emmett Culley wrote:
> I updated my workstation (fedora 34) this morning and when I tried to
> run dolphin as root I saw the above message.
> What are the KDE developers thinking? I am a developer (30 years) and
> am often needing to alter something on my workstation as root. What
> possible reason would the dophin devloper have to prevent me from doing
> It is not as if a new KDE user might accidentally enable that
> functionality. Who the heck (putting it extremely mildly) are they
> trying to protect?
> I used to use Konqueror until this same thing happened. Konqueror had
> advantages, like profiles, that made it hard to give up, but I did give
> it up because I needed occasional root access more than I needed
> profiles. Why should I have to change my ways because some developers
> have a nanny complex.
Thanks Sergio and thank you Kevin Kofler. Kevin "fixed" konqueror the
same way when that debacle first happened.
However, none of that mitigates KDE developers taking it upon themselves to tell me how to
do my work.
Sure, make it difficult to run anything as root, but also make it possible for informed
users to alter that configuration.
kdesu seemed like enough of a requirement, as it required a user to get educated while
jumping thorough some hoops.
Now I have to patch those apps to use them how I want to use them. Thanks again Kevin.