Re: kdesu - console output and password keeping
- Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2018 09:41:41 +0100
- From: Milian Wolff <mail@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: kdesu - console output and password keeping
On Sunday, January 21, 2018 10:07:20 PM CET Albert Astals Cid wrote:
> El dijous, 18 de gener de 2018, a les 10:44:04 CET, Milian Wolff va
> > Hey all,
> > We've recently integrated kdesu into hotspot  to be able to record
> > profile data as root. This is required to get access to some "advanced"
> > performance counters and trace points, most notably the sched:sched_switch
> > tracepoint required for off-CPU profiling.
> > Now, my colleague originally used kdesudo which doesn't seem to be alive
> > (?) upstream. I've seen there's some bzr repo that the kubuntu people
> > seem to use. But in KDE proper, only kdesu is available. So I used that
> > instead but it has a severe limitation: I cannot show the command output
> > _and_ enable password keeping:
> > $ man kdesu
> > .
> > -t
> > Enable terminal output. This disables password keeping. This is
> > largely for debugging purposes; if you want to run a console mode app, use
> > the standard su instead.
> > .
> > I don't quite get why one would want to use standard su - we want to show
> > a
> > graphical dialog to the user and enable password keeping. Can someone
> > explain this limitation? Is there some other alternative we could use?
> I guess the suggestion would be to use the polkit stuff?
Hm then I'll have to take another look at KAuth/polkit. Nate did that already
but gave up after quite some time - it was too complicated for him to get
But my question to kdesu remains, I wonder why -t disables password keeping...