[vdr] VDR 1.3.38 and "-u root"

Udo Richter udo_richter at gmx.de
Mon Jan 9 21:30:21 CET 2006

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...



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