gksu - graphical front-end to su and sudo

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name gksu
Package version 2.0.2
Package release 9ubuntu1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 456 B
Download size 50.44 KB
Official Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
This package provides GTK+ front-ends for su (gksu) and sudo (gksudo),
allowing users to give a password and run graphical commands as root
without needing to invoke su or sudo in a terminal emulator.


Package Version Architecture Repository
gksu_2.0.2-9ubuntu1_amd64.deb 2.0.2 amd64 Ubuntu Universe
gksu - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4
libgksu2-0 >= 2.0.8
libglib2.0-0 >= 2.16
libgtk2.0-0 >= 2.8.0
sudo -


Name Value
gnome-sudo -


Name Value
gnome-sudo <= 0.3-1.1


Name Value
gnome-sudo -
libgksu0 -


Type URL
Binary Package gksu_2.0.2-9ubuntu1_i386.deb
Source Package gksu

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install gksu deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install gksu




2014-12-25 - Artur Rona <ari-tczew@ubuntu.com>
gksu (2.0.2-9ubuntu1) vivid; urgency=low
* Merge from Debian unstable.  Remaining changes:
- debian/patches/50_always_ask.patch:
+ Added new '--always-ask-pass' commandline switch
to force gksu to ask for a password even if sudo caches it.
- debian/patches/51_no_root-terminal_menuentry.patch:
+ Don't display root-terminal menu entry.
2014-12-05 - Josselin Mouette <joss@debian.org>
gksu (2.0.2-9) unstable; urgency=medium
* 01_desktop_in.patch: move from Utilities to System, for consistency 
with the current GNOME menu.
2014-12-01 - Gustavo Noronha Silva <kov@debian.org>
gksu (2.0.2-8) unstable; urgency=medium
* debian/control.in:
- make team the maintainer
2014-10-09 - Andreas Henriksson <andreas@fatal.se>
gksu (2.0.2-7) unstable; urgency=low
* Team upload.
[ Josselin Mouette ]
* Update repository URL.
[ Jackson Doak ]
* Update debian/watch
* debian/control.in:
- Bump standards-version to 3.9.4 (no changes)
- Update description. Closes: #613897
- Use canonical URLs
* Remove encoding entry from 01_desktop_in.patch
* Add 03_sudo(8).patch. Closes: #715285
* Add debian/source/options to allow easier re-building
(The current patches create a diff of autoregenerated files)
[ Andreas Henriksson ]
* Fix malformed patch 01_desktop_in.patch to be valid again.
2012-10-02 - Colin Watson <cjwatson@ubuntu.com>
gksu (2.0.2-6ubuntu2) quantal; urgency=low
* Rebuild for new armel compiler default of ARMv5t.
2011-11-09 - Marc Deslauriers <marc.deslauriers@ubuntu.com>
gksu (2.0.2-6ubuntu1) precise; urgency=low
* Merge from Debian Testing. Remaining changes:
- debian/patches/01_desktop_in.patch: don't display root-terminal 
menu entry.
- debian/patches/50_always_ask.patch: added new '--always-ask-pass'
commandline switch. This was renamed from 02_always_ask.patch.
* Patches dropped:
- debian/patches/21_strip_blank_space.patch: No longer needed since we
don't build nautilus-gksu anymore.
2011-10-10 - Michael Biebl <biebl@debian.org>
gksu (2.0.2-6) unstable; urgency=low
* Drop the nautilus-gksu package. It won't be ported to GNOME 3 and is
blocking the nautilus 3 transition. Closes: #637325
* Switch to dpkg source format 3.0 (quilt)
- Add debian/source/format.
- Remove simple-patchsys.mk include from debian/rules.
- Drop Build-Depends on sng and replace debian/gksu-root-terminal.sng by
the final .png file. We no longer need to create it during build time.
- Add debian/source/include-binaries for debian/gksu-root-terminal.png.
* Bump debhelper compatibility level to 8.
* Remove pre-lenny upgrade code, drop debian/gksu.postinst.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.2.
* debian/patches/02_format_security.patch
- Fix possible format string vulnerabilities. Closes: #643389
* debian/copyright
- Refer to GPL-2 not the versionless GPL license file.
* Updated Russian translation by Sergey Alyoshin. Closes: #547448
* Updated Portuguese translation by Américo Monteiro. Closes: #567587
2011-02-23 - Marc Deslauriers <marc.deslauriers@ubuntu.com>
gksu (2.0.2-5ubuntu2) natty; urgency=low
* debian/patches/01_desktop_in.patch: don't display root-terminal 
menu entry. This inadvertently got dropped in 2.0.2-5ubuntu1.
2010-12-01 - Bilal Akhtar <bilalakhtar@ubuntu.com>
gksu (2.0.2-5ubuntu1) natty; urgency=low
* Merge from Debian Unstable. (LP: #683484) Remaining changes:
- debian/control.in:
+ remove build-dependency on sng (universe).
+ add sharutil b-d.
- do not do the sng->png at build time but instead include a static
uuencoded copy.
- debian/patches/02_always_ask.patch: added new '--always-ask-pass'
commandline switch. This patch was 01_always_ask.patch earlier.
- debian/patches/21_strip_blank_space.patch: strip blank spaces from
* Changes merged with Debian:
- debian/patches/07_desktop_in_ship.patch: don't display root-terminal
menu entry.

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