#17 Password dialog

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2003-01-16
2003-01-16
Anonymous
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When trying to access a file or AppDir belonging to
another user (e.g. root) Rox prompts for a password,
then su's to the owner to perform the access.

<dave.fraser@t-online.de>

Discussion

  • Anonymous - 2004-07-25

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    I disagree.
    All my AppDirs are installed system-wide by root. And they
    are usable by everybody.

     
  • Thomas Leonard

    Thomas Leonard - 2004-07-25

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    ROX-Lib CVS contains the start of some code to do user
    switching. It'll be quite a while before it's finished and
    used from the filer, though.

    Running appdirs this way may not make a lot of sense,
    though. For example, the program may not have permission to
    open windows on your display. And typically, the ownership
    of an application isn't the user you want to execute it as,
    anyway.

    Apps that need root access (drakconf, yast, etc) will prompt
    you for a password themselves when run.

     

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