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  • kpedersen
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    Originally posted by moonlite View Post

    I haven't used Synaptic for twelve years or so, but I remember even back then there were calls to move Synaptic to use polkit instead of running
    the whole UI as root.
    Yeah, the last time I saw X11 apps being run by root was back in the Solaris 10 era (Oracle DB installer, SunStudio installer, etc).
    X11 as a protocol is too complex to guarantee safety as root. Especially with heavy toolkits such as Gtk, Qt or Java.
    Many X11 applications detect this and artificially fail if they detect root. I think XTerm did for a while (depending on compile flags I suppose).

    That said, it is the same with Wayland. Even if we could run Wayland clients as root, it would be a very bad idea.

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  • moonlite
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    Originally posted by uid313 View Post
    Now if only the Synaptic package manager could get support for Wayland too, then that would be great.
    Wayland doesn't let applications run as root so it needs Synaptic to do some changes, such as using pkexec.
    I haven't used Synaptic for twelve years or so, but I remember even back then there were calls to move Synaptic to use polkit instead of running
    the whole UI as root.

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  • kaprikawn
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    Fantastic work, one more crossed off the list of 'Xorg > Wayland' Luddite complaints.

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  • Alexmitter
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    Originally posted by uid313 View Post
    Now if only the Synaptic package manager could get support for Wayland too, then that would be great.
    Wayland doesn't let applications run as root so it needs Synaptic to do some changes, such as using pkexec.
    That is not really true, but it needs some extra work between the compositor and the xwayland implementation.
    If I remember right, its already fixed on gnome since 3.34.

    I can not test it with Synaptic but with gparted on my Fedora machine. And it works just fine now.

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  • uid313
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    Now if only the Synaptic package manager could get support for Wayland too, then that would be great.
    Wayland doesn't let applications run as root so it needs Synaptic to do some changes, such as using pkexec.

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  • phoronix
    started a topic OBS Studio Now Ready With Wayland Capture Support

    OBS Studio Now Ready With Wayland Capture Support

    Phoronix: OBS Studio Now Ready With Wayland Capture Support

    Well known GNOME developer Georges Stavracas has been working to make OBS Studio fully-working under Wayland and today that reality has been achieved with native Wayland support and the ability to capture monitors and windows on Wayland compositors...

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...-Wayland-Ready
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