zenmap uses menu package in /usr/share/applications/zenmap-root.desktop file, but does not depend on it

Bug #1713274 reported by Norbert on 2017-08-26
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nmap (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Steps to reproduce:
1. Install zenmap.
2. Try to find its desktop file to launch as root:
  $ dpkg -L zenmap | grep desktop

  $ cat /usr/share/applications/zenmap-root.desktop | grep Exec | grep zenmap
  Exec=su-to-root -X -c zenmap %F
3. Try to launch it with `su-to-root -X -c zenmap %F`
4. Get
  $ su-to-root -X -c zenmap %F
  The program 'su-to-root' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
  sudo apt install menu

Expected results:
'zenmap' package depends on 'menu' package so it could be launched as root.

Actual results:
'zenmap' package does not depend on 'menu' package and could not be launched as root.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 17.10
Package: zenmap 7.50-1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.12.0-11.12-generic 4.12.5
Uname: Linux 4.12.0-11-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.20.6-0ubuntu7
Architecture: i386
CurrentDesktop: GNOME
Date: Sun Aug 27 00:31:17 2017
InstallationDate: Installed on 2017-08-26 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 17.10 "Artful Aardvark" - Alpha i386 (20170826)
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: nmap
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Norbert (nrbrtx) wrote :
Andreas Hasenack (ahasenack) wrote :

Triage notes: I don't know if there are implications when installing the "menu" package in a desktop system nowadays. I also don't know why the provided su-to-zenmap.sh was dropped, since it says it was based on debian's su-to-root to begin with.

Changed in nmap (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
tags: added: bitesize
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