Re: [kde-linux] KDESU again
- Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2011 17:04:53 -0700
- From: James Tyrer <jrtyrer@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [kde-linux] KDESU again
On 12/21/2011 05:12 PM, Duncan wrote:
IIUC, some distros name the private group for the user: "nobody" as
"nogroup" rather than also calling it: "nobody". No real difference
since it is still 99. So, I renamed it.
James Tyrer posted on Wed, 21 Dec 2011 15:36:40 -0700 as excerpted:
Some time ago, I posted:
"When I run KDESU from a Konsole, I get this message:
startApp: Daemon not safe (not sgid), not using it
Is there some file that needs the permissions changed?"
It was posted to LFS that it is: "kdesud" that needs the permissions
changed -- SGID set.
Also note that for security reasons that the group should be changed
from "root" to "nobody".
FWIW, I can confirm here on gentoo, /usr/lib64/kde4/libexec/kdesud is
part of the kdesu package (4.7.90 installed), and that it's setGID, owner
root, group "nogroup" (probably "nobody" on LFS).
I don't see any special set* treatment in the ebuild, so it would appear
to be set by the build process from upstream (kde).
But my normal/kde user is locked out of things like su, and thus kdesu,
so I can't confirm whether it actually works or not.
There does appears to be an issue since it is not installed this way
when you build from source.
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