zander at kde.org
Wed Jan 31 17:34:29 GMT 2007
On Wednesday 31 January 2007 16:47, John Tapsell wrote:
> Btw, it's currently not very clear whether you are supposed to type in
> the root password, or type in your own password (for when you use
Do note that a system that is based on sudo like privilege system has the
concept of only one password. Which technically is the users password. But
to the user there is simply one password. The dialog should be able to have
a 'mode' that makes this distinction.
Where the 'sudo' mode basically means the user gets to type a password with
nothing but a string like: "Type your password:"
Slightly off topic;
A bug in kubuntu currently is that in several places there is a kdesu dialog
that is based on sudo, but if you remove the sudo priviledges (not put the
user in group 'staff') this means the passwords will consistently fail
without proper indication and without fallbacks to the root password.
Would be nice if there was either a user-wide setting for this mode, or an
easier way to do this in the API.
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