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Old 08-29-2012, 03:00 PM   #1
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Determining dependencies and graphical sudo


Hello all

I have had Slackware 13.37 installed for only a matter of days now so bear with me, I'm a newbie!

After installing WICD (from their website, the .txz on the dvd scared me off) Ive run into a problem: When I enter my wireless key and click "OK" nothing happens. After a bit of messing around I'm guessing this is because I have no graphical sudo program (correct me if I'm wrong)

So, after some googling I found GKsu and Im going to download and install it, however if my past few days with Slackware tell me anything, its not going to be that simple!

After a bit more poking around Ive found out that gksu does indeed have a dependency: libgksu.

Is there an easy way to find out which programs need what?

Where do I download/install dependencies from?

What graphical sudo program would you recommend?

Sorry for all the questions! Any help is appreciated.

Cheers
 
Old 08-29-2012, 03:05 PM   #2
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The wicd version from /extra works just fine here.
To your question, you already have a graphical sudo program, kdesu. Just use that, if needed, but I doubt that that is your issue.
Is your user in the netdev group? Do you get error messages if you start wicd from the command-line?
 
Old 08-29-2012, 03:05 PM   #3
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If you installed KDE you should have kdesu

If not you can get ktsuss (which has no additional dependencies) from SlackBuilds.org
 
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Old 08-29-2012, 03:32 PM   #4
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The wicd from /extra is working just fine on my laptop... I'd uninstall and use the package Pat put on the DVD!
 
Old 08-29-2012, 06:51 PM   #5
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The wicd shipped with slackware in /extra is the latest release so there is no point in installing it from tarball.

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If you installed KDE you should have kdesu

If not you can get ktsuss (which has no additional dependencies) from SlackBuilds.org
Thank you! I gave up after gksu failed to compile (slackbuilds for 13.37 aren't fully compatible with glib and GTK2 in current) and I don't use KDE, so kdesu isn't option. This is exactly what I was looking for. Plus the name
 
  


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