Re: 'synaptic' removed from buster
- Date: Thu, 4 Apr 2019 16:15:32 -0400
- From: Gene Heskett <gheskett@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: 'synaptic' removed from buster
On Thursday 04 April 2019 15:57:17 Greg Wooledge wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 04, 2019 at 03:46:52PM -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
> > The solution seems simple enough, fix wayland. This is after all a
> > multiuser and multitasking OS, why go out of the way, way out of the
> > way to make it work like win-3.0?
> The notion of running a client as user X to talk to a display server
> running as user Y seems to directly contradict the Wayland security
> model. As far as I can understand it, given the rather vague Wayland
> documentation I've seen so far.
> I think the "correct" fix for synaptic would be to redesign it to run
> the graphical interface as you, communicating with an auxiliary
> process that runs as root which can install and remove packages. That
> second process could be a child of synaptic, or an independent daemon
> of some kind. Authentication methods to be determined by whomever does
> the work.
> I would not describe this solution as "simple". Maybe you had a
> different solution in mind.
I didn't intend to say it was simple. Its also incorrect. Fix one or the
other, but I don't expect it to be "simple". You fix wayland once, or
you fix half the os's utilities.
Cheers, Gene Heskett
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