Benedikt Meurer benedikt.meurer at unix-ag.uni-siegen.de
Fri Nov 21 08:36:41 CET 2003

>>>Also, there is a patch made by Götz Waschk, where it doesn't use sudo for
>>>shutdown/reboot/halt, but directly as a user, and calls /usr/bin/reboot
>>>instead of /sbin/reboot. In Mandrake there are wrappers in /usr/bin for
>>>this. I do not know if other distro's also have that.
>>>I include the patch for your interest.
>>The problem here is, that nearly every Linux distro has its own way of 
>>allowing users to shutdown the system and every Unix system has another 
>>way as well. Therefore I'll provide a generic way with plain 
>>xfce4-session and it'll up to the packager to patch it for the given 
> Ok, that sounds fine for me. Currently the source code needs to be patched
> rather heavily (it's over my head at least), so maybe it's an idea to make it
> easier to customise, with a default configfile, or define's in the source.
> Just an idea, I'm not trying to push you in any way.

I'll see what I can do to make packagers life easier, maybe I'll add 
some configure options.


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