Laszlo Kishalmi resolved NETBEANS-1800.
       Resolution: Information Provided
    Fix Version/s: 10.0

> Locked out of plugin installation due to netbeans requiring admin rights and 
> wayland conflicting with running netbeans as root
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: NETBEANS-1800
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/NETBEANS-1800
>             Project: NetBeans
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: platform - Plugin Manager
>    Affects Versions: 9.0
>         Environment: Antergos Linux 4.19.8-arch1, x86_64, Gnome/wayland (also 
> affects all other known linux distros on gnome/wayland)
>            Reporter: Brian Dayhoff
>            Priority: Blocker
>             Fix For: 10.0
> On any linux distro running gnome/wayland, the typical tools to run a visual 
> application as root (eg gksu, gksudo) do not work. Netbeans 9 requires 
> installation of some plugins to be run as administrator (eg the JIRA plugin 
> to interface with this board). There is no possible way to make this work on 
> such systems. Using `sudo -H netbeans` and `sudo -E -H netbeans` will run the 
> program, but then netbeans does not detect the original user or already 
> configured settings. Reinstalling plugins from here does not propogate back 
> to the standard user runtime.
> None of the following work due to various errors:
>  * `sudo netbeans` - program fails with an exception
>  * `gksu netbeans` - wayland prevents entering password, cannot proceed
>  * `gksudo netbeans` - wayland prevents entering password, cannot proceed
>  * `sudo -H netbeans` runs, but does not detect existing configuration, and 
> breaks user runtime if reconfigured
>  * `sudo -E -H netbeans` also runs, does not detect configuration, breaks 
> user runtime if reconfigured
> To the best of my knowledge, wayland is the primary bottleneck here, however 
> it is unlikely that a fix will be issued on their end, as it is a core 
> principle of wayland not to allow visual programs to run as root and they 
> will not patch this. As wayland is becoming the standard window manager for 
> numerous linux distros, this needs to be accounted for, and this restriction 
> needs to be either loosened, provided with a workaround internally, or 
> removed.
> Several systems prevent running on XOrg due to underlying package conflicts, 
> which leads to this issue being unsolvable at the user level, whether or not 
> they have root access privileges.

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