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Month: November 2011

Lenny maintance and sudo use

From: Alexis PM <alexispm_stellaluna@...>
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2011 13:13:05 +0000 (GMT)

I encourage to continue to maintain TDE in Debian Lenny. The latest release, 3.5.13, isn't available to Lenny (only for Squeeze), while it is avaible for RHEL 5, which is a older version (two years earlier). Lenny is still a version with official maintenance, and is still used by many people.

On the other hand, I would like to emphasize an aspect that has been discussed before by this list: TDE is not neutral in the use of su/sudo, use sudo by default due Ubuntu heritage, but the reality is that numerous distributions use su instead of sudo. Although you can change this setting (some people already explained earlier in this list several times), edit configuration files may seem complicated to the newbies: it would be much easier if TDE allow easily choose the authentication mechanism instead of using sudo by default.

Congratulate you for keeping alive the continuation of kde3.