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From: Dan Armak <danarmak@g.o>
Subject: Re: New local use flag for arts: artswrappersuid
Date: Sat, 17 May 2003 10:48:42 +0300
On Saturday 17 May 2003 02:18, Martin Schlemmer wrote:
> On Sat, 2003-05-17 at 00:43, Dan Armak wrote:
> > Hello everyone,
> >
> > 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.
>
> Dan, isn't this something that the admin should set for himself ?
> I mean, just adding a USE flag for that, even when local do sound
> a bit excessive ....

Well, isn't whoever emerges KDE (and thus has root perms) the admin of the 
box? So now he can do USE=artswrappersuid instead of running chmod +s 
manually. The important difference is that you can set the use flag once in 
make.conf and forget about it. In my experience, after emerging a new kde I 
usually forget to do the chmod manually, start the new kde, get a warning 
about no realtime permissions, chmod and restart.

-- 
Dan Armak
Gentoo Linux developer (KDE)
Matan, Israel
Public GPG key: http://cvs.gentoo.org/~danarmak/danarmak-gpg-public.key
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