kdesu dialog

John Tapsell johnflux at gmail.com
Sat Mar 8 12:01:32 GMT 2008

On 08/03/2008, Pau Garcia i Quiles <pgquiles at elpauer.org> wrote:
> Quoting John Tapsell <johnflux at gmail.com>:
>  > Hi,
>  >   It would be really nice to have a class that let you display the
>  > kdesu dialog.  At the moment it is very difficult to run kdesu
>  > properly (and despite several days of trying, I've been unable to get
>  > get kdesu to properly be a transient dialog).
>  >
>  >   I was thinking of copying the code in kdebase/runtime/kdesu   to a
>  > class.  I was wondering about how to handle the password however.
>  >
>  >   Would it be safe to set the core dump to 0 just while the dialog is
>  > being shown, and then set it back to its previously value when it's
>  > gone?  Presumably I would need to make sure that the memory used for
>  > the password is zeroed.  Could this be handled in a safe manner?
> I've recently released a libsudo which invokes sudo and runs a command
>  as the specified user with the specified password. Code is ugly and
>  will receive some love in the coming weeks but it already works for me
>  on Ubuntu Gutsy (sudo 1.6.8p12). Using libsudo you can develop your
>  own kdesu/kdesudo or avoid it completely and use your own dialog.
>  http://www.sourceforge.net/projects/libsudo
>  There is a test suite (a bash script) which you can run to check if
>  everything works fine in your system. Please report any bugs.

Thanks, but kde already has the code for this, but misses a dialog for
it.  It's only the GUI dialog class that I need implemented :)  kdesu
also has an option to remember the password etc using a separate
daemon process.


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