System-config-samba's menu entry doesn't work in Kubuntu (includes gksu)

Bug #1302099 reported by moray33 on 2014-04-03
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
system-config-samba (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

The app menu entry of System-config-samba is:
gksu system-config samba

In Kubuntu the menu entry doesn't do nothing because gksu is obviously not installed by default. A solution would be change by default the menu entry to:
su-to-root -X -c system-config-samba

This would launch gksu or kdesudo.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.10
Package: system-config-samba 1.2.63-0ubuntu5
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.11.0-19.33-generic
Uname: Linux 3.11.0-19-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.12.5-0ubuntu2.2
Architecture: amd64
Date: Thu Apr 3 20:01:02 2014
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-02-07 (420 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Kubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Release amd64 (20121017.1)
MarkForUpload: True
PackageArchitecture: all
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: system-config-samba
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to saucy on 2013-10-20 (164 days ago)

moray33 (moray33) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in system-config-samba (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Damian Yerrick (tepples) wrote :

It doesn't work in Xubuntu either. I was following the tutorial at

1. Install Xubuntu 14.04 from DVD
2. sudo apt-get install system-config-samba
3. Whisker Menu > All Settings > Samba

Actual result:
Unable to start "gksu system-config-samba"
Failed to execute child process "gksu" (No such file or directory)

Expected result:
Step 2 installs gksu as a dependency, or a more general solution is implemented

sudo apt-get install gksu

Bruno Nova (brunonova) wrote :

I just noticed this.
The package is missing a dependency on gksu.
Or, even better, it could use polkit (pkexec) instead of gksu (the latest "upstream" version seems to use that).

stevenwr38 (stevenkykid) wrote :

clean work around for this is create link to application on the desktop name it then over to applications tab. Do a description if you want put in the command line box sudo system-config-samba.
Then advanced options button put a check in run in terminal.
End result is terminal will come up wanting the password enter it and POOF there it is.

No extra software install and done on Kubuntu 14.04

All you 15.04 users I would not recommend installing system-config-samba at all im suspecting the dependencys for this is making plasma crash leaving you with a black screen and just a cursor. Its happen 2 times on me already but without it no problems.

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