Admin menus not visible with alternative admin groupname

Bug #40309 reported by Guy Van Sanden
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-menus (Ubuntu)
Fix Released
Sebastien Bacher

Bug Description

I use a central authentication server (LDAP/Kerberos) on my Ubuntu network.

For each machine, there's an admin group in ldap which I put in sudoers instead of the admin group.

This way, I can give LDAP users admin access to certain boxes.

This worked very well in Breezy, but in Dapper the admin section of the menu shows only those entries you are allowed to access. But it seems it uses membership op the admin group to determine this.

As I do not use that group, my admin users also do not see these options.

Tags: ldap
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Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Confirmed, we could set a gconf key to activate or not the feature

Changed in gnome-panel:
assignee: nobody → seb128
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
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Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

This upload fixes the bug, you can set the environment variable USER_IS_ADMIN to get those entries listed:

 gnome-menus (2.17.92-0ubuntu3) feisty; urgency=low
   * debian/patches/07_admin_entries.patch:
     - make admin entries being listed when user uid=0 (Ubuntu: #86588) or when
       the USER_IS_ADMIN environment variable is defined (Ubuntu: #40309)

Changed in gnome-menus:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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