[PyKDE] logging

Jim Bublitz jbublitz at nwinternet.com
Sun Aug 1 23:30:00 BST 2004

On Sunday 01 August 2004 09:34, Lionel Roubeyrie wrote:
> Ok Jim, I use Sip 3 and now the import is good, but :
> >>> import kdesu
> >>> k=kdesu.KDEsuClient()

> Erreur de segmentation
> Arrrrrrrggggg
> I don't understand how kdesu works or shall I have to switch to Sip4?

I was wrong about the dialog part earlier. There are some problems with kdesu 
that I don't quite understand still, but here's one way to run a program as 
	from kdesu import SuProcess
        su = SuProcess ("root", "konqueror")
        su.exec_ ("rootpassword", 0)

will run konqueror as root (if root's password is rootpassword and kdesud is 
running). You can get the password (plain text) from the user using 
KPasswordEdit in a dialog. Python uses exec_ instead of exec because the name 
clashes with a Python keyword. The above will work in the interpreter too.

You can check a password with:

        su = SuProcess ("root", "")
        su.checkInstall ("rootpassword")

Returns 0 if valid, or one of SuProcess.Errors (1, 2, or 3) if not.

The empty string ("" - second arg) is REQUIRED or the constructor segfaults 
(I'll have to check that problem too).

Would be nice to find some docs on this from KDE.


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