Suggestion to Remove KFloppy and hold back K3b

Nicolás Alvarez nicolas.alvarez at
Tue Feb 21 23:55:00 UTC 2017

> On Feb 15, 2017, at 17:58, Wolfgang Bauer <wbauer at> wrote:
> Am Mittwoch, 15. Februar 2017, 22:21:19 schrieb Martin Gräßlin:
>> Please do not consider starting a GUI application as root a possibility.
> Ok, but partitionmanager does exactly that. It restarts itself as root if run 
> as user.
> So that instantly would rule out partionmanager as a proposed replacement, I 
> suppose.
> But KFloppy is quite a simple application.
> There should not really be a special risk involved running it as root, but I 
> might be mistaken there.

Sounds like you're challenging Martin to write a take-over-machine exploit via root KFloppy, and I would bet money that he would succeed ;)


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