Bug#651397: gksu: Couldn't set environment variable...

Sthu sthu.deus at gmail.com
Thu Dec 8 10:35:08 UTC 2011

Package: gksu
Version: 2.0.2-6
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

I can not run two applications w/ gksu:



w/ the error:

Couldn't set environment variable...

launching as:

/usr/bin/gksu -u usrname /usr/bin/qbittorrent


/usr/bin/gksu -u usrname /usr/bin/chromium

Other app.s seems to run OK.

Here is a talk trying to solve the problem:


Please fix if able/want to.

Thank You for Your job.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (900, 'stable-updates'), (900, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.1.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages gksu depends on:
ii  libatk1.0-0               2.2.0-2      
ii  libc6                     2.13-21      
ii  libcairo2                 1.10.2-6.1   
ii  libfontconfig1            2.8.0-3      
ii  libfreetype6              2.4.8-1      
ii  libgconf2-4               2.32.4-1     
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0        2.24.0-1     
ii  libgksu2-0                2.0.13~pre1-5
ii  libglib2.0-0              2.30.2-4     
ii  libgnome-keyring0         3.2.2-1      
ii  libgtk2.0-0               2.24.8-2     
ii  libpango1.0-0             1.29.4-2     
ii  libstartup-notification0  0.12-1       
ii  sudo                      1.8.3p1-2    

Versions of packages gksu recommends:
ii  gnome-keyring  3.0.3-2

gksu suggests no packages.

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