Where's Konqueror in SU

Karel Volný kvolny at redhat.com
Thu Nov 5 12:29:25 UTC 2009

On Wednesday 04 of November 2009 19:15:50 Adam Williamson wrote:
> What some people are saying is that you should not be able to
>  log in to the entire graphical desktop from the graphical
>  login manager as root, which is arguably true, but entirely
>  irrelevant to the main issue here.

what I say is that you should be able to do that at your will

you should be warned that this is not a good idea, and this is 
the line what the software (thus its authors) should not cross

as it was said by John:
"My security is my responsibility, not my vendor's. The vendor's 
responsibility is to provide tools and documentation. 

Neither you nor my vendors understand my particular requirements 
and circumstances, and lacking that information you are poorly 
qualified to judge."

I'm sorry for my overreaction, but the issue is quite sensitive 
to me due its analogy to other things happening all over the 
world (and touching me) - "for our safety"

this really does not belong on this list; but my will is weak and 
I couldn't resist to react when the original writer was told not 
to use GUI as root at all ... I'll try better next time not to 
waste your time

> Most importantly, there is actually a big bug at the root of
>  this discussion, it's filed and marked as a release blocker
>  and there's an updated selinux-policy available that ought to
>  fix it. The bug is
>  https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=532748 , the fix
>  is in
>  http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/buildinfo?buildID=139739 .
>  The bug stopped the 'kdesu' command working,

thankyou - this is exactly the piece of information that was 
missing to answer the original post ... Adam ruleZZ again! ;-)


Karel Volný
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