Comment 44 for bug 24280

Andrew Cowie (afcowie) wrote :

The present behaviour is NOT a good feature. There is no value whatsoever in having the user experience go from smooth to crap just because the distro has decided to escallate a program to root prividledges. The fact that in Ubuntu you have to [graphically or otherwise] provide [sudo] your password in response to a "you need to have administrator priviledges to do $this" repeatedly is, I should think, more than sufficient to warn the user they are escallating. Making (eg) synptic look terrible afterwards as a "further warning" is just ridiculous