[PC-BSD Testing] Install all menu icons (all users) in AppCafe only works with root password

Ken Moore ken at pcbsd.org
Wed Aug 15 12:05:29 PDT 2012


We already have the ability to add desktop/menu entries on a per-user 
basis in the AppCafe (right-click on any installed PBI). This thread is 
specifically talking about the third available option of adding menu 
entries for all users.

On 08/15/2012 14:31, Dewey Hylton wrote:
> any reason we couldn't have a separate button that allowed creation of 
> the icons/links for the individual user? that way any given user could 
> visit app cafe, click the button, and have icons without further 
> security elevation.
>
> or am i missing something?
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>
>     *From: *"Kris Moore" <kris at pcbsd.org>
>     *To: *testing at lists.pcbsd.org
>     *Sent: *Wednesday, August 15, 2012 12:11:02 PM
>     *Subject: *Re: [PC-BSD Testing] Install all menu icons (all users)
>     in AppCafe only works with root password
>
>
>     Yes, but only by that user, or root.
>
>     On 08/15/2012 12:08, claive alvin Acedilla wrote:
>
>         Kris, so menu icons cannot be written in home directory of a user?
>
>         On Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 7:06 PM, claive alvin Acedilla
>         <cabpacedilla at gmail.com <mailto:cabpacedilla at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>             Thanks Kris and Lars
>
>
>             On Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 6:11 PM, Kris Moore
>             <kris at pcbsd.org <mailto:kris at pcbsd.org>> wrote:
>
>                 On 08/15/2012 10:18, claive alvin Acedilla wrote:
>                 > Hi Lars,
>                 >
>                 > The PBIs that were installed were just standard apps
>                 that don't need
>                 > root password to install, not server software. Maybe
>                 the user account
>                 > the "can administrate" that originally installed the
>                 standard PBIs not
>                 > server softwares can also Install all menu icons
>                 (all users) of the
>                 > standard PBIs
>                 >
>
>                 For security reasons this is not possible. When we
>                 install icons "all
>                 users", it needs to place files in /usr/local, which
>                 is writable only by
>                 root.
>
>
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>                 Kris Moore
>                 PC-BSD Software
>                 iXsystems
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