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Gnome Xsu

Gnome Xsu is an interface for the command "su - username -c command". It is not setuid root, and it uses the standard Unix "su" to run commands.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  02 Sep 2002 01:29

    Release Notes: User interface/Hig fixes and small bugfixes.

    •  29 Aug 2002 00:45

      Release Notes: Memory leak fixes.

      •  28 Aug 2002 20:52

        Release Notes: This release has been ported to Gnome 2.0. The old style configure scripts and SU_PWD_OUT check have been removed, and autogen/automake scripts have been added.

        •  21 Mar 2002 21:06

          Release Notes: Multiple language fixes, extra commandline options, and unlimited max length of the textboxes.

          •  22 Nov 2001 14:13

            Release Notes: Gnome Xsu will no longer use the PATH of the user who is running Gnome Xsu to find the 'su' binary each startup. Instead, it will use what the configure script found.

            Recent comments

            02 Sep 2002 15:20 freaxje

            Gnome2 0.2.5

            The Gnome2 branch will be the default branch in freshmeat
            from now on (I assume that very soon most people will run
            a gnome2 desktop anyway)

            The 0.2.5 release fixes a few issue's like the button which are
            now switched (to comply with The Gnome Hig) and the -e
            option which is now fixed.

            Future releases will include the fact that I will reewrite the
            argument parsing with getopt/opt as this is one of the gnome2
            incompatible stuf in xsu's sources. I will also try to get rid of
            the zvt widget dependacy and create my own tty on a
            filedescriptor to get the password in su's getpass() function.
            This technique is also used by the loki-setup tool (the latest
            version uses parts of gnome xsu to gain it's rootaccess) to
            reduce dependancies (so filesize).

            Feel free to help me if you are intrested. Also documentation
            and automake fixes are appreciated. I have not setup a
            mailinglist for gnome xsu so you can checkout the AUTHORS
            file in the tarball to get my contact info.

            29 Aug 2002 06:47 freaxje

            Current CVS
            In current CVS (module xsu2) the OK and Cancel buttons are switched to comply with the Gnome Hig standards. Thanks to Sean Middleditch for informing me about this problem.
            This switching of buttons will be available in next release also of course.

            28 Aug 2002 18:56 freaxje

            The 0.2.4 version are actually two versions :

            The Gnome 2.0 port and the Gnome 1.x version.
            The Gnome 1.x version will be the latest release, All other
            Gnome 1.x releases wil be bugfixes for 0.2.4. Future
            development will be on the Gnome 2.x version of Gnome
            Xsu which is called xsu2-0.2.4

            22 Mar 2002 12:37 freaxje


            The Ok and Cancel button are fixed to support multiple languages. This bug was reported by Robert Millan
            Added the -- argument which stops argumentparsing. This new argument is in experimental stage. This suggestion was made by Jeff Licquia

            Max length of the textboxes is now unlimited

            22 Nov 2001 10:30 freaxje

            So ..

            This version fixes the PATH problem.


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