Changes to polkit-desktop-policy
Nathanael D. Noblet
nathanael at gnat.ca
Thu Mar 17 18:55:28 UTC 2011
On 03/17/2011 12:41 PM, Miloslav Trmač wrote:
> Colin Walters píše v Čt 17. 03. 2011 v 13:45 -0400:
>> On Thu, Mar 17, 2011 at 1:29 PM, Daniel J Walsh<dwalsh at redhat.com> wrote:
>>> Are we turning on the wheel group in sudo?
>> It would clearly match doing so for pkexec, but would then be bizarre
>> because the Fedora installer still asks you to make up a root
>> password. The whole thing is really a mess without any plan for where
>> things are going.
>> Is there any plan, anywhere? Where was the design behind firstboot
>> adding the checkbox?
> Having such a facility would probably make life for quite a few users
> easier - but the interface does need more thought.
> The checkbox currently reads: "Add to Administrators group".
> * There is no "Administrators" group, users won't know what has
> actually happened.
> * This concept new, and not familiar to any group of existing users:
> - UNIX users know what a "group" is, but never heard of an
> "Administrators" group (n.b. with a capital :) )
> - Windows users know what an "Administrators group" is, but
> it behaves differently: "Why can't I browse to /var/log/audit
> with Nautilus? It does not let me view the directory, and does
> not present me with an option to override this. I'm an
In addition to the above... many people (in the windows world) are being
taught to setup their own 'Admin' user to do the installation /
management stuff so that virus' can't get additional rights etc... They
could transfer that same assumption...
Nathanael d. Noblet
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