The gksu dependency has been dropped:
** Changed in: mythtv (Ubuntu)
Status: Confirmed => Fix Released
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mythtv should not depend on gksu
Status in mythtv package in Ubuntu:
gksu has been deprecated and unmaintained for several years. It is
recommended for app developers to use PolicyKit to run the specific
actions that need elevated privileges instead of running the entire
app as root.
Ubuntu 17.10's default desktop (a themed GNOME on Wayland) does not
Therefore, Debian and Ubuntu intend to remove gksu soon. Please modify
mythtv-frontend and mythtv-backend to not depend on gksu.
See also LP: #1740618
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