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synaptic on 17.10

On Thu, Jan 25, 2018 at 07:38:19PM +0100, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On Thu, 25 Jan 2018 10:00:31 +0100, Gilles Gravier wrote:
> >It's not really 18.04 that is broken, but rather Synaptic which is...
> >and not yet fixed to use the new permissions model of 17.10 and
> >onwards.
> Synaptic is not broken, it works with X.

To be fair, developers have been warned about running X applications as
root being an unwise model since at least 2006.  (I certainly was when I
was putting Ubiquity together, even though I basically ignored it at the
time ...)

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at ubuntu.com]