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From: Martin Schlemmer <azarah@g.o>
To: goodyea@×××××××.edu
Cc: Dan Armak <danarmak@g.o>, Gentoo-Dev <gentoo-dev@g.o>
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] New local use flag for arts: artswrappersuid
Date: Sat, 17 May 2003 16:51:16
Message-Id: 1053190234.11920.52.camel@nosferatu.lan
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] New local use flag for arts: artswrappersuid by Grant Goodyear
On Sat, 2003-05-17 at 15:48, Grant Goodyear wrote:
> > > > I'm adding a new local use flag for kde-base/arts: artswrappersuid. It > > > > sets artswrapper suid root, which allows artsd (kde's sound server) to > > > > run with realtime priority and avoid skips and clicks, but it's a > > > > security hazard, so it's off by default. > > If we're going to go the USE flag route, how about a generic "suid" > flag, then, instead of a local USE flag. I know this issue either > can or does occur for more than one package.
Does make sense, as adding support for one package will bring request for the others we do not suid by default. -- Martin Schlemmer Gentoo Linux Developer, Desktop/System Team Developer Cape Town, South Africa

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Re: [gentoo-dev] New local use flag for arts: artswrappersuid Dan Armak <danarmak@g.o>