Re: Install program

On Sun, 19 Apr 1998, Marc Ewing wrote:

> This won't happen.  At least not in grpm.  It'd need to be suid root
> to do that, and there is no way I'm going to do that :-).  If you
> want to install as root, you'll need to su and then run grpm.  Or,
> you can implement any policy you like with sudo.

	Umm.. Then how does SGI do this?  I checked the SGI I have access
to. I ran SoftwareManager...  It started up with a dialog box askign for
the root password.  (Or I could click cancel and it would allow me to
view data, but not change anything.)  I checked the file, and it was not
suid root or anything else.  What is so special about what they're doing
that we can't do?

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