Sudo'ing in GUI

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    Question Sudo'ing in GUI

    Hi Pals,

    1)
    How do I run a command (that actually needs root permission) in GUI?
    Hmmmm, reframing it.....
    I have to install an RPM. From the terminal I issue the command......
    sudo rpm -i .........
    And it does the trick.... (as my usename has been added in the sudo file).
    Now, if I want to do the same thing from GUI.. (Double click the tar file), it stops me and asks for the root password...!!
    How do I go about?

    2)
    where do i place the program files (first of all, can I move the executables from the place they have been installed by rpm?) so that they appear in one of the menu items in my start menu....Say in the programming group (after Emacs etc)...

    -Harsha
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    To answer your first question: If you are talking about how to accomplish this through a program you're writing, system() commands work from a GUI as well. They execute the command, they just won't show up on screen.

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    Hmmm... No, not my program....I was asking how do you do it in general....

    Suppose I download an RPM, how do I install it....Or, suppose I want to configure the mouse or something, how do I do it?

    Better way, how do I tell a GUI application that my login is listed in sudoer file so that it wont prompt me for root password....?

    -Harsha.
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    Suppose I download an RPM, how do I install it....
    $rpm --help
    $rpm -ivh <package>

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    Have you gone through the complete thread Mr. Principii??? I know how to install an rpm in CLI, but my question was different.
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    Here you go, it's from gentoo.org, but should work on any other distro.

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