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Old 05-21-2018, 01:21 AM   #1
Crotalid
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Why is the kdesudo package missing in Kubuntu 18.04?


For some reason, kdesudo is missing from the Ubuntu 18.04 repository. I had to go to the Ubuntu repository website and download the 17.10 package, and install that.

Any ideas of why it wasn't included in 18.04? I use it to launch root-mode programs, especially Krusader.
 
Old 05-21-2018, 03:27 AM   #2
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If it's the same situation as gksudo, Ubuntu decided to deprecate it (and not provide it) in favour of Polkit.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polkit

http://www.admin-magazine.com/Articl...-and-PolicyKit

I only found that out yesterday when I advised someone using Ubuntu to use gksudo and they didn't have it on their system. Polkit looks unnecessarily complicated for ordinary home single-user use, imo, so I just went back to the old days and advised the user to use sudo instead.
 
  


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