gnome-sudo rpm for Fedora 9?

Mike Burger mburger at
Thu Jul 3 13:54:40 UTC 2008

> On Thu, 2008-07-03 at 22:52 +0930, Tim wrote:
>> On Thu, 2008-07-03 at 08:22 -0400, Mike Burger wrote:
>> > Is there a problem with just using "sudo" from a command prompt?
>> I'm not sure I see the point, either.  If you try to run configuration
>> GUI gadgets that require the root password, you're prompted to type it
>> in graphically.  Command line usage isn't required.
> Basically trying to avoid giving him too much to think about to begin
> with.
> it is an attempt (with me) to avoid him having to use the cli.
>> If you're hoping to not let them know the root password, and use their
>> own password with sudo, it's dead easy for the user of a computer to get
>> past that little hurdle.
> Not for him, he can browse the web, do an open write, launch a game.
> that's about it, after that he gets flustered.
> Hates reading with a vengeance, so man this, this --help, is a
> non-runner.
> If there a way to keep him gui I'm all eyes.

I've been reading some articles from LinuxToday, and ran into this comment
to a particular article.  It references Alien, which can, apparently,
convert from .deb, .pkg and .rpm packages to the package format for your
preferred distribution.

Maybe you could give that a try, downloading the gnome-sudo .deb package,
and convert it for use under Fedora?

Mike Burger

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