Failed to execute child process "su-to-root" (No such file or directory)

Bug #260203 reported by William Woelke on 2008-08-21
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
sbackup (Debian)
Fix Released
sbackup (Ubuntu)
Scott Kitterman

Bug Description

When attempting to run "Simple Backup Restore" (sbackup), I receive the following error:

Failed to execute child process "su-to-root" (No such file or directory)

I am running Intrepid Ibex (x86) with the latest updates.

Related branches

Thanks for reporting the bug.
As a workaround: The program "su-to-root" is in the package "menu", so installing it via the package manager or with "sudo apt-get install menu" should fix the issue.

The problem is that the package sbackup does not depend on menu, although it should.

Changed in sbackup:
status: Unknown → New

This trivial patch should fix the issue

Changed in sbackup:
assignee: nobody → kitterman
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Scott Kitterman (kitterman) wrote :

Uploaded. Thank you. It may still make Intrepid. Ack from motu-release.

Changed in sbackup:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package sbackup - 0.10.5ubuntu2

sbackup (0.10.5ubuntu2) intrepid; urgency=low

  * Replace depends on gksu and sudo with menu for su-to-root (LP: #260203)
    - Thanks to Marcel Stimberg for the fix

 -- Scott Kitterman <email address hidden> Sat, 25 Oct 2008 23:58:15 -0400

Changed in sbackup:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in sbackup (Debian):
status: New → Fix Released
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