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Old 08-29-2012, 02:00 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.

Old 08-29-2012, 02:05 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?
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If you installed KDE you should have kdesu

If not you can get ktsuss (which has no additional dependencies) from
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Old 08-29-2012, 02:32 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, 05:51 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.

Originally Posted by piratesmack View Post
If you installed KDE you should have kdesu

If not you can get ktsuss (which has no additional dependencies) from
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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