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gui_sudo missing in Ubuntu 18.04 #120

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Eonfge opened this issue Apr 27, 2018 · 5 comments

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commented Apr 27, 2018

Bit of background:
gksu and all the likes have been deprecated for some time. It started live as a hack to get GUI Tools while using Root privileges but it has become more then is healthy. That is over now, gksu is now officially gone from Ubuntu 18.04.

q4wine can't deal with it:

Error while loading application settings by key: 'gui_sudo'. File or path does not exist: "/usr/bin/gksudo"
Please, go to the q4wine options dialog and set it.

Honestly, q4wine should be changed so that it uses the pkexec standard:
https://www.freedesktop.org/software/polkit/docs/0.105/pkexec.1.html

That means that $ gksudo nautilus /file becomes $ nautilus admin///file and that Nautilus knows that it must open a file for which it should also secure root privileges.

More details:
https://itsfoss.com/gksu-replacement-ubuntu/

proposed triage: Remove the setting and inputfield for now. That makes it possible again to configure the application, because as of now the application can't be properly configured.

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commented Apr 27, 2018

Thanks for info. Will take a look on it.

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commented Apr 28, 2018

hi @Eonfge

8decbb3 implements support for pkexec standard. it also should take care of

Error while loading application settings by key: 'gui_sudo'. File or path does not exist: "/usr/bin/gksudo"

error gracefully.

Let me know in case of any issues.

Thanks

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commented Apr 30, 2018

I'm connected to the PPA; http://ppa.launchpad.net/tehnick/q4wine/ubuntu/dists/ But Bionic is not yet available. I'll keep an eye out for further bugs if I find them.

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commented Jun 1, 2018

hi @Eonfge
Can we close this ticket?

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commented Jun 11, 2018

Closing old ticket as a part of pre-release maintenance. Feel free to reopen if needed.

@brezerk brezerk closed this Jun 11, 2018

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