pkexec not found workaround

I’m setting up an old and slow laptop (EeePC 701) as mainly a console-only machine, but I do have XFCE4 on there for my kid to play around with, which he has to start with startx.

I don’t have policy-kit installed, so when he tries to launch Synaptic, XFCE freezes up. The output on the console says pkexec was not found.

Instead of installing pkexec and policy-kit, I just symlinked gksudo to pkexec.

sudo ln -s /usr/bin/gksudo /usr/bin/pkexec

Problem solved.

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