Re: cons.saver not suid root

On Wed, Jun 08, 2005 at 04:54:36PM +0200, Leonard den Ottolander wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-06-08 at 16:49, Oswald Buddenhagen wrote:
> > 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.
> I'd rather have the downstream packagers fixing the device permissions
> and the accompanying user than suid-ing cons.saver root.
and "punish" the upstream users, including ourselves? interesting.

> That's just ugly.
ugly is this paranoia wrt just making it suid root. how many LOC is it?
i mean, if none of the five halfways qualified developers here is able
to audit this thing and declare it secure, mc can pack it's bags anyway

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