Re: [SLE] K3b permissions under SuSE 9.1

From: Paul W. Abrahams (abrahams_at_acm.org)
Date: 12/12/04

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    Date: Sun, 12 Dec 2004 15:44:29 -0500
    
    

    On Sunday 12 December 2004 3:33 pm, Joe Morris (NTM) wrote:
    >
    > >I'm one of the many folks to encounter the problem of not being able to run
    > >the CD writing program K3B as a non-root user. <snip> Does anyone have a
    solution for 9.1?
    > >
    > >
    > Try setting cdrecord (I usually do it in /etc/permissions.local) suid
    > root (4710), owned root.cdburn, then create the group, adding yourself
    > to the group. I also did the same to cdrdao, mkisofs, cdda2wav. Then
    > it should work as non-root. Be aware that this will break it in a post
    > 2.6.8 kernel, which may have some backporting done in the kernel in
    > 9.1. If that is the case, they would need to be root.root 755.

    With the suid root, why would it also be necessary to change the group, I
    wonder? And turning that around, if I'm in the cdburn group, why would the
    suid root be necessary?

    Given the hazards of getting clobbered by a kernel update, why not do
    root.root 755 in the first place?

    Paul

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