[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#379192: Bug#379192: user is unable to shutdown or restart from xfce4 quit menu (after default etch installation)

Simon Huggins huggie at earth.li
Tue May 22 11:03:46 UTC 2007

reassign 379192 xfce4-session
merge 379192 419576

On Sat, Jul 22, 2006 at 10:34:31AM -0400, Michael Gilbert wrote:
> On 7/22/06, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> >On Fri, 2006-07-21 at 18:28 -0400, zero79 wrote:
> >> directly after a default etch install (using the beta etch
> >> debian-installer), the user is not permitted to restart or shutdown
> >> the system from the xfce4 quit menu.
> >>
> >> it should be possible for the user (for which the first user
> >> account was set up) to be able to shutdown his/her system directly
> >> from the xfce4 menu.
> >The restart/shutdown rights aren't managed by Xfce but via sudo. It uses
> >xfsm-shutdown-helper which needs root rights to shutdown or reboot the
> >machine. You only need to add your user rights to execute this command
> >as root using sudo.
> >
> >Maybe it's debian-installer role to add the first user in sudoers. Or we
> >could manage it via some install scripts via debconf, but I'm not really
> >sure I want xfce4-session to depend on sudo.
> i agree, this is probably a d-i issue.  i suggest that it be
> reassigned to them.  thanks.

debian-installer does install sudo if there isn't a real root account as
per #421837

We could perhaps recommend sudo but then we'd have to possibly set it up
which I'm not very comfortable with.

I'd rather users did this themselves as per the README but I guess I'm
open to persuasion.


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