Back In TIme (root) doesn't use root preferences

Bug #1391767 reported by Felipe Hommen on 2014-11-12
This bug affects 1 person
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backintime (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When launching Back in Time (root) in unity, it opens a terminal window and uses sudo to ask for password and authenticate. But this way it uses user preferences, not root preferences. This is not what I expect.

After installing gksu (which is not a dependency of backintime-gnome), it asks for password via the gksudo window, and does use root preferences, as I expect.

I think gksudo should be a dependency of backintime-gnome.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.10
Package: backintime-gnome 1.0.34-0.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.16.0-24.32-generic 3.16.4
Uname: Linux 3.16.0-24-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.14.7-0ubuntu8
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Wed Nov 12 08:51:57 2014
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-10-25 (17 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn" - Release amd64 (20141022.1)
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: backintime
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Felipe Hommen (felihommen) wrote :
Germar (germar) wrote :

That's right. I already reported this in

Changed in backintime (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in backintime (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
Germar (germar) on 2015-08-27
Changed in backintime (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package backintime - 1.1.12-1

backintime (1.1.12-1) unstable; urgency=medium

  [ Germar Reitze ]
  * New upstream release
      Closes: #802890, #787959, #783386, #789258, #620244, #659965
      LP: #1391589, #1391767, #1117709, #1172114, #1317795, #1441672
  * debian/control: add virtual cron-daemon depend (Closes: #776856)
  * debian/control: depend on openssh-client (won't start without ssh-agent)
  * debian/control: new upstream project Homepage
  * debian/watch: new upstream hosting

  [ Jonathan Wiltshire ]
  * Fix transitional package breaks/replaces (Closes: #806545)
  * Remove patches/timestamps-in-gzip.patch, integrated upstream

 -- Jonathan Wiltshire <email address hidden> Sun, 07 Feb 2016 12:16:34 +0000

Changed in backintime (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Germar (germar) on 2016-03-24
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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