Bug 468467 - Review Request: gksu - Graphical frontend to su
Summary: Review Request: gksu - Graphical frontend to su
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: Package Review
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nobody's working on this, feel free to take it
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-10-24 20:44 UTC by Simon
Modified: 2012-10-31 11:56 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-12-27 01:05:20 UTC
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Description Simon 2008-10-24 20:44:10 UTC
Spec URL: 


Gtk+ frontend to su. It supports login shells and preserving environment
when acting as a su frontend. It is useful to menu items or other graphical
programs that need to ask a user's password to run another program as another

Comment 1 Fabian Affolter 2008-11-10 12:06:24 UTC
Some quick comments...

- You added 'BuildRequires: gettext-devel' 'BuildRequires: gettext' is sufficient 

- I guess that all patches are coming from Debian. Am I right?

- Is rpmlint not complaining about the NEWS file?

- In this tarball is a .desktop file too.  You should add it. 
  libgksu:  gksu-properties.desktop
  gksu:     gksu.desktop

Comment 2 Simon 2008-11-11 20:36:40 UTC
sorry, I have forget it to remove the NEWS-file, its an empty file

Strange, i made this error in every package, up to now, sorry! 

The Desktopfile
It's a little tricky. The desktopfile tries to open a terminalemulator via 
gksu /usr/bin/x-terminal-emulator
x-terminal-emulator is a setting in update-alternatives for debian and debian based distros. seems like fedora don't use this or a similar alternative to set a terminal. so this file will be needless, or?

all patches are from the gksu-debianpackage
upstream = debian package maintainer of gksu & libgksu

fixed: news file and gettext and patchcomment, split the nautlis extension in an extra subpackage
SPEC: http://cassmodiah.fedorapeople.org/gksu-2.0.0/gksu.spec
URL: http://cassmodiah.fedorapeople.org/gksu-2.0.0/gksu-2.0.0-2.fc10.src.rpm

Only rpmlint-error:
gksu-nautilus-extension.i386: W: devel-file-in-non-devel-package /usr/lib/nautilus/extensions-2.0/libnautilus-gksu.a

i think this won't be a problem, or?

Comment 3 Simon 2008-12-27 01:05:20 UTC
close bug, because there is no benefit for fedora

if you`re not agree and think this would be a good package you can reopen it. the spec and srpm will be preserved.

Comment 4 Jeremy Newton 2012-01-19 14:11:24 UTC
I have to use a program that requires gksu, I could patch the application or ask upstream to change it but it seems like too much work and I don't see why gksu can't be included in Fedora anyway. I would hope this can be re-opened as I also have another program I need to use for work that's not open source that depends on gksu.

Comment 5 Jeremy Newton 2012-01-19 14:15:24 UTC
Does anyone have a copy of the spec or src RPM? The links are dead

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