Re: setuid bit neccesary for GNOME?

On Fri, 19 Jan 2001, Padraig O'Briain wrote:

> The only binary I could find with setuid bit set was xscreensaver. The only 
> effect of removing the setuid bit on xscreensaver is that root will not be able 
> to unlock your desktop if you lock it.
> > 
> > Are there any parts of GNOME that require the setuid bit to be set?
> > 
> > If I want to run GNOME at work as my desktop, I need to be able to
> > convince the people managing security that no setuid bits is needed. Can
> > anyone tell me I don't need it anywhere?

That wouldn't be much of a problem. Anybody know of something else?


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