Amr, I don't know about your case specifically, but in Christopher's
case, it was because he was restoring to two different users' home
directories. Basically, anytime you are restoring outside your own home
directory, we go to root. We *could* try to be smarter there, but it
would be a fair amount of effort for (imho) small gain. But you're right
that it would be better if we were that smart.

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  "Restore" asks for cryptic authentication to run /bin/sh as superuser

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Bug description:
  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
  ( which
  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.

  ProblemType: Bug
  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
  ApportVersion: 2.20.3-0ubuntu8.2
  Architecture: amd64
  CurrentDesktop: Unity
  Date: Sun Mar 19 12:35:43 2017
  EcryptfsInUse: Yes
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-02-12 (400 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 15.10 "Wily Werewolf" - Release amd64 (20151021)
  SourcePackage: deja-dup
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to yakkety on 2017-01-21 (56 days ago)

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