Bug#822595: caja-extensions: depends on gksu which is deprecated

pochu at debian.org pochu at debian.org
Mon Apr 25 15:01:23 UTC 2016

Source: caja-extensions
Severity: important
Tags: sid stretch
User: pkg-gnome-maintainers at lists.alioth.debian.org
Usertags: oldlibs gksu


caja-extensions depends on gksu, which is deprecated and
unmaintained. Thus we want to remove it from the archive.

caja-extensions should switch to a supported and securer way to
become root, particularly one that doesn't mean running your whole
application as root (including the GUI), e.g. using polkit.

Please try to do this before the Stretch release as we're going to
try to remove gksu this cycle.

We'll bump this to serious when the list of rdeps is small and we're
getting ready to removing gksu completely.

If you have any question don't hesitate to ask.


Cheers, Emilio 

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