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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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