Where's Konqueror in SU

Jim mickeyboa at sbcglobal.net
Thu Nov 5 17:14:44 UTC 2009

On 11/05/2009 07:29 AM, Karel Volný wrote:
> 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! ;-)
> K.
Would someone explain to me what is the detrimental  difference between 
a Gui or command line, logging in to root from the same box .

Most of the people that over reacted to question was they looked at 
Konqueror as a Web Browser, not realizing it is also a File Manager.

Konqueror also has a very nice feature called "fish" that allow users to 
move files from one computer to another, using SSH.

Rules to answering this question:

1. Don't over react to question.
2. I'm not talking about using a Web Browser in this case, because that 
is just plain stupid.

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