[vdr] VDR 1.3.38 and "-u root"

Oliver Friedrich oliver at familie-friedrich.de
Mon Jan 9 21:44:28 CET 2006


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Udo Richter schrieb:
> Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
> 
>> There have been reports from people who want to run
>> VDR as user 'root' and have trouble with access rights
>> when using "-u root".
>>
>> The attached patch simply skips all the SetCaps() and SetUser()
>> stuff when VDR is started as 'root' and the option "-u root"
>> has been given. This should then behave just like older versions.
> 
> 
> Wouldn't it be a lot more natural and intuitive if the default for -u
> would be not to switch users at all? It wouldn't change the (previous)
> default behavior and it doesn't use two hard-coded user names (vdr and
> root). Specifying -u root to disable switching is at least strange...
> 

I think this would be the best way, too. At first i was realy irritated
as my vdr starts over and over again, because i doesnt know, the the new
'-u' paramater was present (and not optional).

Oliver
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