.desktop files can not start apps with kdesu

Bug #1375786 reported by Harald Sitter on 2014-09-30
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This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Kubuntu PPA
High
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synaptic (Ubuntu)
Medium
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Utopic
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Bug Description

-install synaptic
-start via kickoff

KDEInit could not launch '':
Could not open library '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libkdeinit5_'.
Cannot load library /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libkdeinit5_: (/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libkdeinit5_.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)

(upstream bug somewhere in kio, notmart has a review for it pending somewhere)

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Jonathan Riddell (jr) on 2014-10-08
summary: - kdesu more broken
+ .desktop files can not start apps with kdesu
Rohan Garg (rohangarg) wrote :

Synaptic should probably start using pkexec instead of kdesu like it does for the regular gtk frontend.

Leszek Lesner (leszek-lesner) wrote :

In general pkexec can be used for every application. Would make the password prompt more consistent also.

Rohan Garg (rohangarg) wrote :

Already being discussed upstream on KDE Frameworks Devel, there are going to be focus stealing issues as mentioned on [1] if we use pkexec everywhere. So this needs to be solved in pkexec first before moving forward.

[1] https://mail.kde.org/pipermail/kde-frameworks-devel/2014-November/020554.html

Harald Sitter (apachelogger) wrote :

The bigger issue is that neither DBUS_SESSION_BUS nor DISPLAY is forwarded through pkexec which prevents KUniqueApplications (and their KF5 counterpart one presumes) from starting as uniqueness is implemented through dbus and auto-starting a session dbus at least on X11 requires DISPLAY to be set (not that I know why).

Rohan Garg (rohangarg) wrote :

Patch for Synaptic

Chris J Arges (arges) wrote :

Rejected upload as it contains extra debian/patches/series file. Please fix this and reupload, thanks.

Adolfo Jayme (fitojb) on 2015-01-24
Changed in synaptic (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in synaptic (Ubuntu Utopic):
status: New → Confirmed
Timo Aaltonen (tjaalton) wrote :

Please add the SRU header as mentioned on https://wiki.ubuntu.com/StableReleaseUpdates

Possible workaround :

sudo ln -s /usr/bin/kdesudo /usr/bin/kdesu

MaXo (mahmood-188) wrote :

had the same issue.

Bruno's workaround did the trick! Thanks!

tags: added: utopic
Changed in synaptic (Ubuntu Utopic):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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