Re: cons.saver not suid root

On Wed, Jun 08, 2005 at 04:40:14PM +0200, Jakub Jelinek wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 08, 2005 at 04:35:16PM +0200, Oswald Buddenhagen wrote:
> > for some time now, cons.saver is not installed suid root any more,
> > making the whole thing sort of pointless.
> > the attached patch makes it useful for me.
> > comments?
> cons.saver should not be setuid root, it should be setuid to whatever
> user owns /dev/vcsa* devices.  Ideally there is a vcsa user that
> just owns these devices and cons.saver.
yes, i'm aware of this. anyway, we have no portable (even across
linuxes) way to create a vcsa user, so there is no other option than
root. actually, this is what many other programs do. and if packagers
can do better, i won't complain. i just want something that works out of
the box.

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