[vdr] VDR 1.3.38 and "-u root"

Ludwig Nussel ludwig.nussel at suse.de
Tue Jan 10 13:03:40 CET 2006

hgm.bg wrote:
> Ludwig Nussel wrote:
> > I vote for automatically using user vdr when started as root to
> > promote the unprivileged user mode and to emphasize that using root
> > is not recommended.  
> Is there any reason why a software should force anyone to do what seems to
> be the best ? I use my vdr-system for years running as root and i'm happy
> with it, no access from the outside world possible, so why should i waste
> hours for changing a lot of stuff on my vdrsystem only because some fanatics
> think i have to ?
> Yes it's better to run vdr with a non-root account and if i have to setup my
> vdr-system completly from scratch i will do so, but until then please leave
> the possibility to run it as root.

noone prevents you from using Linux like DOS. Just add -u root and
you are done.


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