[mintInstall] No arguments for gksudo

Bug #538766 reported by Rovanion on 2010-03-14
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Linux Mint
Clement Lefebvre

Bug Description

Launching mintInstall prompts a gksudo overlay. An overlay that reads: Please enter your password.
This is bad in many ways. Especially when done by a core tool of Linux Mint. The gksudo overlay should provide information about what you are allowing to run with root privileges. If a core tool gives no information at all why it needs root permissions the user will not expect explanations when an alien application from the internet asks for permissions.

So mintInstall or it's mintMenu launcher must pass arguments to gksudo so that it displays the apropriate information.

Rovanion (rovanion-luckey) wrote :

The same goes for mintUpdate, gksudo shows no further information than that you are launching mintUpdate.

Valid point. This will be fixed for Mint 9.

Changed in linuxmint:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
assignee: nobody → Clement Lefebvre (clementlefebvre)
milestone: none → isadora-rc1
Changed in linuxmint:
milestone: isadora-rc1 → isadora-stable
Changed in linuxmint:
milestone: isadora-stable → julia-rc1
Changed in linuxmint:
milestone: julia-rc1 → julia-stable
Changed in linuxmint:
milestone: julia-stable → k...a-rc1
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