.desktop file of ndisgtk still uses gksudo

Bug #53067 reported by Andreas Gnau
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
Mantas Kriaučiūnas
ndisgtk (Ubuntu)
Fix Released

Bug Description

The .desktop file of ndisgtk still uses gksudo instead of gksu, which has changed since dapper.

Of course this doesn't make difference when clicking on the .desktop-file, but it does matter when using auto-completion in the deskbar, because it isn't suggested when looking for it by typing "gksu n"

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Mantas Kriaučiūnas (mantas) wrote :

Andreas Gnau wrote:
> Of course this doesn't make difference when clicking on the .desktop-file
You are not right - if system is configured, to use root account for gksu instead of sudo mode as default (gksu package has gconf setting for this), then user can't start ndiskgtk, because it ask for user passwd instead of root's :(

Btw, there should be more user-friendly way to find this closed source network drivers installation/configuration tool, maybe name of menu launcher should be "Network drivers from Windows" not "Windows wireless drivers", because first word in launcher's name should reflect tool's main purpose, also ndiswrapper in not only for wireless drivers, look http://ndiswrapper.sf.net :
"Although ndiswrapper is intended for wireless network cards, other devices are known to work: e.g., USB to serial port device, *ethernet card*, home phone *network device*, etc."

Best decision would be to integrate ndisgtk into official network config tool - network-admin (from gnome-system-tools package), but this is for another bugreport ;)

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Sam Cater (wraund-deactivatedaccount) wrote :

So, you want the program activation, to be gksu and not gksudo?

if yes, then i will make one :P

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Joe Jaxx (joejaxx) wrote :

I have created a patch for this bug.

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Luke Yelavich (themuso) wrote :

Please set to fix released once the package has successfully built.

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Format: 1.7
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2007 05:04:06 -0400
Source: ndisgtk
Binary: ndisgtk
Architecture: source
Version: 0.6-0ubuntu3
Distribution: feisty
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Ubuntu MOTU Developers <email address hidden>
Changed-By: Joseph Jackson IV <email address hidden>
 ndisgtk - graphical frontend for ndiswrapper (installation of Windows WiFi
Launchpad-Bugs-Fixed: 53067
 ndisgtk (0.6-0ubuntu3) feisty; urgency=low
   * ndisgtk.desktop: Changed the Exec entry to use gksu instead of gksudo
     (LP: #53067)
   * debian/control: Updated Maintainer Field
 35c134233ab5e4d8a8209d13a2b2689e 647 net optional ndisgtk_0.6-0ubuntu3.dsc
 112af8f7b9c76f8052c2728f3b6c23a7 1089 net optional ndisgtk_0.6-0ubuntu3.diff.gz
Original-Maintainer: Sam Pohlenz <email address hidden>

Version: GnuPG v1.4.6 (GNU/Linux)


Changed in ndisgtk:
status: Unconfirmed → Fix Committed
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Joe Jaxx (joejaxx) wrote :

This fix is now in the archive.

Changed in ndisgtk:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Przemek K. (azrael)
Changed in baltix:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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