Why doesn't Fedora include gksudo/gksu as a package
billlinux at rogers.com
Thu Dec 7 18:37:48 UTC 2006
Ok Todd, your on.
On Thu, 2006-12-07 at 13:23 -0500, Todd Zullinger wrote:
> William Case wrote:
> > I got a few of my own stupidities straightened out and everything
> > works beautifully with zenity (in fact I can do quite a bit
> > including a rough debug) in a terminal, however my script will still
> > not launch from a desktop launcher or nautilus-script. I have
> > googled and asked for a week and the only consistent answer I get is
> > "use gksudo/gksu". I have nothing against them - I don't even know
> > them - but it seemed to me since I've got zenity and like its cute
> > little ways, I should see if I can make it do what I want.
> I'm not any sort of expert on using zenity and don't want to make you
> rehash stuff that's been hashed over on the list already, but if you
> have a pointer to those threads I'd be curious to try and see if it
> could be made to work. It would be reinventing the wheel somewhat
> though, as this is precisely what gksu is intended to do.
Here's the script I've got now:
# Open nautilus as root
# file name: RootBrowse
# zenity --info \
# I don't need the PW variable and echo statement; they are left over
from a # debug attempt. But they shouldn't do any harm at this point
# sudo -K should clean the sudo timestamp but isn't
PW=$(zenity --entry \
--title="Browse files as root" \
--text="Enter your _password:" \
--entry-text "" \
echo $PW |sudo -S nautilus --no-desktop --browser \
1> /dev/null 2> /dev/null
if [ "$?" != 0 ]; then
zenity --error --text="Sorry, wrong password"
The problem is: Using various variations of the above script, I can get
it to run successfully from a terminal (particularly gterminal). I have
been using it for a week. But I would like to integrate it into my
desktop. The RootBrowse script won't launch from either a desktop/panel
launcher or the nautilus-script right-click menu.
> > If that doesn't work then forget zenity and lets get gksudo/gksu
> > working. My problem is I am a beginner. I am not confident that I
> > would get all the bits and pieces (libraries) required to make
> > gksudo/gksu work smoothly no matter how they were launched or used
> > in a script in Fedora.
> Understandable. If you like to tinker, it's great fun to learn how to
> package things up as rpms. You can then make certain tweaks to the
> packages Fedora installs or even build new ones that aren't included
> and share them with everone else. Let me know and I'll help get you
> started with a gksu package, even if it doesn't end up being added to
> extras it might be useful to you locally.
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