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Month: April 2009

Re: [kubuntu-kde3.5-users] "Actions --> Edit as Root" does not work

From: kb9vqf@...
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2009 18:17:02 -0500 (CDT)
> On Wednesday 29 April 2009, Stefan Endrullis wrote:
>> > trying to install kdesudo-kde3 with "apt-get install " I am told that
>> > apt-get tries to remove package sudo what gives me an error message
>> that
>> > in that case I can not longer log into my system as root because no
>> Root
>> > password is set.
>> >
>> > As long as that is the case I don't want to force installation of
>> > sudo-kde3.
>> >
>> > Gerhard
>> You can set the root password via "sudo passwd" test it via "su".
>> Stefan
> I have done this meanwhile but I'm nevertheless uncertain if I should
> deinstall the sudo package for installation of  sudo-kde3?! Is it a
> complete
> replacement of this system tool?
> Gerhard

Hi Gerhard,

Yes.  It is the identical source to sudo, but with /opt/kde3/bin and
/opt/kde3/games added to the secure path.  If you're a bit security
paranoid (like me) and want to make sure I didn't insert any backdoors or
the like, just download the source from the PPA and run a diff against the
official sudo version--you should only see the secure path change.