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Re: Software Manager in 18.3 ... Wowzers!!!

Post by Pjotr » Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:42 am

minitux wrote:In conclusion, given the problems with wayland, Mint developers can not just keep only the Xorg session? And not the wayland session in the new release 19?
Sure they can keep Xorg.... Note that even Update Manager depends on it, because it uses Synaptic "under the hood".
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Re: Software Manager in 18.3 ... Wowzers!!!

Post by Royi » Sat May 26, 2018 6:16 pm

Is there a reason why the Software Manager in Linux Mint 18.3 can install applications in folders which requires root privileges for write permission without asking for root password?

I can see it installs FlatPak applications in /var/lib/flatpak/app/ yet it doesn't ask for password.
I even closed it and launched it again to install different application and still it didn't ask for root password.

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Re: Software Manager in 18.3 ... Wowzers!!!

Post by AZgl1500 » Sat May 26, 2018 8:23 pm

Xenopeek just answered that in another thread


FlatPak (FlatHub) Application Installation - Destination Folder Path

Unread post by xenopeek » Sat May 26, 2018 4:56 pm

Flatpak uses polkit. Polkit (policy kit) is similar to sudo and gksudo in that it is a way to run a program with higher privileges but it offers a much finer level of control. As I read the policy file for Flatpak, normal users do not need authentication to install signed applications from signed repositories.

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Re: Software Manager in 18.3 ... Wowzers!!!

Post by Portreve » Sat May 26, 2018 9:24 pm

cecilieaux wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:53 am
Wowsers!
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Re: Software Manager in 18.3 ... Wowzers!!!

Post by Portreve » Sat May 26, 2018 9:24 pm

cecilieaux wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:53 am
Wowzers!
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