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su and kdesudo

Postby crazyeddie on Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:48 pm

I really prefer su to sudo, and I generally nuke the sudoers file (comment out the permissions). Unfortunately, under KDE, synaptic uses kdesudo. Is there any way to configure things so that it uses su instead of sudo? Or, is there someway of listing package descriptions so I can just use apt-get to download the packages I want? Or am I stuck using sudo, along with my extremely insecure user password?
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Re: su and kdesudo

Postby xenopeek on Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:42 pm

Basic commands for searching packages is with apt-cache. For example let's say I want a new hex editor:
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apt-cache search "hex editor"

Then to see specifics on a package, for example ghex:
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apt-cache show ghex

Or to see from where it will be/is installed:
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apt-cache policy ghex

See "man apt-cache" for more information.

You may instead also want to look into using aptitude, which is a menu driven terminal application which can do as much and more as Synaptic. Though it has a bit of a learning curve...
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Re: su and kdesudo

Postby BubbaBlues on Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:07 pm

I have the most insecure password I could have and I'm not worried. But I'm the only one who uses my computer too. :D
Heck in all the years I used windows I never even set a password.
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