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.
Gentoo Linux developer (KDE)
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