[Slackbuilds-users] wicd problems -wicd users read this!

Phillip Warner pc_warner at yahoo.com
Mon Jul 28 04:33:35 UTC 2008

Thanks for the info, Robby :)


--- On Sat, 7/26/08, Robby Workman <rw at rlworkman.net> wrote:

> From: Robby Workman <rw at rlworkman.net>
> Subject: Re: wicd problems  -wicd users read this!
> To: pc_warner at yahoo.com
> Cc: slackbuilds-users at slackbuilds.org
> Date: Saturday, July 26, 2008, 10:14 PM
> Phillip Warner wrote:
> > This email is more of a heads up for those using wicd
> as the problems listed here seem to be from upstream.
> > 
> > The biggest problem I see with wicd is the
> configuration and log files it saves under /opt/wicd.  In
> particular there is a log file at
> > /opt/wicd/data/wicd.log that is world readable and
> writable.  A malicious user could potentially use this to
> fill up your hdd partition that /opt resides on.  Worse
> yet, I found out that the file sometimes will display your
> network keys in clear text.  Perhaps touching the file in
> the slackBuild and setting better initial permissions would
> help.  If wicd really needs the file world writable then
> something upstream is amiss.
> > 
> > Also, the current version of wicd does not work with
> dbus-python 0.83.0.  This shouldn't be a problem for
> anyone using the official Slackware dbus-python package for
> Slackware 12.1, however.
> > 
> > FWIW, I had problems using wicd on a WEP network
> (using patched and non-patched versions with the Slackware
> default networking enabled and disabled).  Using passphrase
> instead of the key or using quotes did not help.
> I *strongly* urge all Wicd users to upgrade to the wicd
> package in my
> personal repository.  It's from the testing-1.5.0
> branch, which is
> really close to release of 1.5.0 now, and all of the above
> problems
> are addressed.  More importantly, it works better :)
> -RW


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