Bug#549290: vim-gnome: What does "as superuser" mean

Hongzheng Wang wanghz at gmail.com
Fri Oct 2 06:38:51 UTC 2009

Package: vim-gnome
Version: 2:7.2.245-2
Severity: normal

I have not used GUI vim for long time.  Today I accidently launched
gvim from gnome-terminal and found there is a string "(as superuser)" in
the window title bar of gvim.  Since "superuser" is an important word in
Linux world, I would like to file the report to verify the behavior.

To be specific, launching gvim from console will have a gvim window
whose title bar contains "xxx - GVIM (as superuser)" where xxx is the
opened file.  If "-f" option is used, no "(as superuser)", however.

I have tested by using -u NONE -U NONE, and the problem still exists.
Fortunately, gvim seems not gets root privilege even "(as superuser)"


-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.30-1-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages vim-gnome depends on:
ii  libacl1                   2.2.48-1       Access control list shared library
ii  libbonoboui2-0            2.24.2-1       The Bonobo UI library
ii  libc6                     2.9-27         GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libglib2.0-0              2.22.1-1       The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnome2-0               2.28.0-1       The GNOME library - runtime files
ii  libgnomeui-0              2.24.2-1       The GNOME libraries (User Interfac
ii  libgpm2                   1.20.4-3.2     General Purpose Mouse - shared lib
ii  libgtk2.0-0               2.18.1-1       The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libice6                   2:1.0.5-1      X11 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libncurses5               5.7+20090803-2 shared libraries for terminal hand
ii  libpango1.0-0             1.26.0-1       Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libperl5.10               5.10.1-5       Shared Perl library
ii  libruby1.8          Libraries necessary to run Ruby 1.
ii  libselinux1               2.0.85-4       SELinux runtime shared libraries
ii  libsm6                    2:1.1.1-1      X11 Session Management library
ii  libx11-6                  2:1.2.2-1      X11 client-side library
ii  libxt6                    1:1.0.6-1      X11 toolkit intrinsics library
ii  python2.5                 2.5.4-2        An interactive high-level object-o
ii  tcl8.4                    8.4.19-4       Tcl (the Tool Command Language) v8
ii  vim-common                2:7.2.245-2    Vi IMproved - Common files
ii  vim-gui-common            2:7.2.245-2    Vi IMproved - Common GUI files
ii  vim-runtime               2:7.2.245-2    Vi IMproved - Runtime files

vim-gnome recommends no packages.

Versions of packages vim-gnome suggests:
pn  cscope                        <none>     (no description available)
ii  gnome-icon-theme              2.28.0-1   GNOME Desktop icon theme
ii  ttf-dejavu                    2.30-1     Metapackage to pull in ttf-dejavu-
pn  vim-doc                       <none>     (no description available)

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