[Slackbuilds-users] Moving sbopkg to /usr/sbin and require root

alkos333 me at alkos333.net
Wed Feb 11 01:26:48 UTC 2009

On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 7:13 PM, Chess Griffin <chess at chessgriffin.com> wrote:
> Sorry for the cross-post to sbopkg and slackbuilds.org mailing lists but
> I want to get as much feedback as possible.
> Currently, sbopkg can be run by root or a non-root user.  Certain
> functions or features can only be done by a root user, of course, like
> building and installing packages.  However, trying to maintain this dual
> permission standard is becoming very problematic.  More than once I have
> considered removing the 'user-mode' from sbopkg, move sbopkg to
> /usr/sbin, and require sbopkg be run only by the root user, like
> pkgtool, slackpkg, and other similar tools require.  Several unrelated
> issues have brought this to the forefront again and I am now very much
> leaning towards making this change.
> So, the question is:  how many people feel strongly about keeping the
> ability to run sbopkg as a non-root user?  Could folks adapt to using
> sbopkg only as root?
> Feel free to respond on the list or privately.
> Thank you in advance for your feedback.

root only - keep the code simple

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