Re: Vote for new Ubuntu Feature
- From: "Jeffrey F. Bloss" <jbloss@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2007 18:24:45 -0500
Not being able to login as root user in Ubuntu is a pain.Addressing the problem of editing and then saving changes to an
The feature I propose is that every time Ubuntu won't let you do
something because you're not the root user or owner of something, it
should give you the opportunity to enter your password.
Some features do that now. Make it universal.
unsavable menu.list, change its permissions before attempting to do
the save, thusly
sudo chmod go+rw /boot/grub/menu.list
(If asked for a password, enter your user password).
No. If you're going to do this then just use sudo/gksudo to start an
editor with admin privileges. Changing permissions is a BadThing(tm)
for a couple reasons which include forgetting to change them back or
changing them improperly and leaving a huge security hole, a
considerable amount of software which refuses to run if it sees this
sort of change, and various system integrity checking softwares that
will see such things as an attack.
I actually shudder to think of a system where a world writable grub
configuration file allowed anyone and everyone to install whatever evil
kernel they pleased. And if grub is one of those self-checkers (??)
misapplying attributes could leave your machine ususable until you
booted from suitable media, gained root, and fixed it. :(
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