kdesu default super-user-command

Oswald Buddenhagen ossi at kde.org
Thu Nov 22 18:10:01 GMT 2007

On Thu, Nov 22, 2007 at 05:49:17PM +0000, John Tapsell wrote:
> > Why does that need to be done at compile time ?
> > Wouldn't reading that from a config file be good enough ?
> It would be another point of failure for a program that needs to be
> kept small and secure.
that's bogus. how would a config option introduce additional insecurity?
this isn't a setuid program, it only calls one (which we want to make

> I don't really see the advantage.  Users don't really change such
> things.
this is not true for power users. and no, it's not reasonable to expect
a user to install from source to change this option.

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