[vdr] VDR 1.3.38 and "-u root"

Lauri Tischler lwgt at iki.fi
Mon Jan 9 20:51:03 CET 2006

Matthias Schwarzott wrote:
> On Monday 09 January 2006 18:54, Oliver Friedrich wrote:
>>Klaus Schmidinger schrieb:
>>>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.
>>Hi Klaus,
>>Thanks for the patch. It solves my problem with the text2skin-plugin,
>>that was not able to load a lot of the channel logos or needed fonts if
>>they were accessed via a symlink.
> Hi Oliver,
> A better approach would be to just set the permissions of the files to sane 
> values as I think running vdr as non-root is a lot better.

Propably all *nix-purists will lynch me, but I really think that
having elaborate permissions on a STB is rather far fetched.
Set_Top_Box does NOT need _any_ of that.

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