Synaptic From Main Menu Launches Browser as root

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seadrac
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Synaptic From Main Menu Launches Browser as root

Postby seadrac » 16 Oct 2013 22:18

After launching synaptic using the kde main menu (application launcher?) when you click the "visit homepage" link from the package description that the browser is launched as root. This won't happen if synaptic is launched using sudo.

I unchecked the "run as another user" box in the menu and changed the command to "kdesudo synaptic" and now the browser launches as the current user. This is much safer IMHO. Not sure if this is a solydxk thing or a debian thing so I'm posting here first.

Would be nice if the default launcher entry was configured this way.

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