D13138: Re-allow running Kate and KWrite as the actual root user (but still not using sudo)
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ngraham created this revision.
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The original change (9adcebd3c2e476c8a32e9b455cc99f46b0e12a7e <https://phabricator.kde.org/R40:9adcebd3c2e476c8a32e9b455cc99f46b0e12a7e>) to prevent sudo usage broke the use case of running KWrite or Kate while logged in as the actual `root` user with a GUI session. This is how the Kali distro is set up by default, so the original change amounted to making Kate and KWrite not launch at all on this KDE distro.
This patch re-enables running as the actual root user, but keeps blocking usage via `sudo` or `kdesu`.
I have submitted a similar change for Dolphin that has been accepted (D12795 <https://phabricator.kde.org/D12795>), but @elvisangelaccio wants that to go in at the same time as this, to keep them in sync.
- Log in as normal user and run `sudo kate` or `sudo kwrite`: you get an error message.
- Log in as normal user and run `kdesu kate` or `kdesu kwrite`: you get an error message.
- Log in as the root user and run Kate or KWrite normally: it works.
allow-running-as-the-actual-root-user (branched from master)
To: ngraham, #kate, dhaumann, cullmann
Cc: kwrite-devel, elvisangelaccio, michaelh, kevinapavew, ngraham, demsking, cullmann, sars, dhaumann
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