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Month: April 2009

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

From: kb9vqf@...
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2009 17:05:10 -0500 (CDT)
> On Tuesday 28 April 2009, Gerhard Zintel wrote:
>> I tried to edit a text file as root by using the right mouse button menu
>> Actions --> Edit as Root item. I am asked for my password afterwords a
>> pop-up with title "Error - KDE Sudo" tells me: "Command not found!".
>> Nothing more happens.
> Answering to my own posting: I realized that the path to the kde-3
> executables
> is set for a normal user but not for Root. I found the File responsible
> for
> the "Edit as Root" behaviour, it's
> /opt/kde3/share/apps/konqueror/servicemenus/edit-as-root.desktop
> As a work around I changed the line
>   Exec=kdesu "kwrite" "%U"
> into
>   Exec=kdesu "/opt/kde3/bin/kwrite" "%U"
> That's surely not the correct way but as for now it works for me.
> Gerhard

Hi Gerhard,

Do you have sudo-kde3 installed?  It has /opt/kde3/bin added to the RPATH
(root PATH variable) so that this sort of thing does not happen.