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0004453Kali Linux[All Projects] Kali Package Bugpublic2018-01-02 05:48
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Product Version2017.3 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0004453: Dolphin, kate and kwrite do not work on kde kali builds after latest update, error "Executing Dolphin as root is not possible"
Descriptionkde upstream maintainers have explicitly disabled root access for dolphin, kate, and kwrite. For a build of kali with a kde desktop, this renders the entire installation almost useless, as kali is built for root access. Problem manifests after running apt-get upgrade with dolphin, kate, and kwrite upgraded to version 4:17.08.3-1.
Steps To Reproduce1) On a kde kali build run apt-get update && apt-get upgrade -y.
2) Try to start Dolphin, kate or kwrite from GUI-- no response
2) Run from terminal /usr/bin/dolphin and receive response "Executing Dolphin as root is not possible". Program exits.
Additional InformationOther distributions, notably OpenSuSe have reverted the commit that causes the problem and incorporated the patched version into their repos. The patches are already publicly available. I suggest doing the same for kali as root access is a fundamental part of using a kali distro.
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