Code in master should have a less cryptic message. Now says "Privileges
are required to restore files to system locations"
** Changed in: deja-dup
Status: Triaged => Fix Committed
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"Restore" asks for cryptic authentication to run /bin/sh as superuser
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I am trying to restore a full backup to an external hard drive.
After 20 minutes or so, a cryptic gui popup arises which says that "some
process" wants sudo authentication to run /bin/sh
It is surely a bug to generate such a vague request for sudo use.
I note it has been this way since 2013
has been unaddressed, so the outcome of denying this request is still
a great pain), but I am pointing out that this kind of permission
request is itself a bug, if not a security risk because it teaches
users to give that kind of permission to an unknown script.
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.10
Package: deja-dup 34.2-0ubuntu3.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.8.0-42.45-generic 4.8.17
Uname: Linux 4.8.0-42-generic x86_64
Date: Sun Mar 19 12:35:43 2017
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-02-12 (400 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 15.10 "Wily Werewolf" - Release amd64 (20151021)
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to yakkety on 2017-01-21 (56 days ago)
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