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To: Daniel Armyr <daniel.armyr@...>, gentoo-dev@g.o
From: Arun Bhanu <codebear@g.o>
Subject: Re: ANN: ufed 0.3
Date: Sat, 26 Apr 2003 01:46:27 +0800
On 08:55 Fri 25 Apr     , Robin H.Johnson wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 25, 2003 at 09:06:35PM +0800, Daniel Armyr wrote:
> > OK, immediately I notice that ufed does not check if it has
> > authorisation to change any of the files it is made to change. I don't
> > believe one should not be able to run it as non-root, but a warning or
> > some "Read only mode" sign should definately be issued.
> Hmm. Good point. I think we should throw an error and not start UFED.

I've implemented this check in a subroutine for euse. When we implement the
common API for both ufed and euse, we could use this subroutine. 

User may start ufed just to see the flags set (++-) and also to see the
description of a particular USE flag. So *not* starting UFED for non-root users
is not quite correct. They should see a read only UFED, with SAVE button
disabled. Euse currently implements it this way. So, when non-root users access
euse all the read only functions -i, -c, -d, -e is available. The -E and -D are
not allowed. It does a check at the beginning and shows a warning if there is
not enough permissions.

Just my thoughts.

		Arun


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