[Slackbuilds-users] realtime capabilities for jack and its apps

Robby Workman rworkman at slackbuilds.org
Mon Aug 22 13:14:11 UTC 2011

On Sun, 21 Aug 2011 05:51:33 -0400
B Watson <yalhcru at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 8/20/11, Felix Pfeifer <pfeifer.felix at googlemail.com> wrote:
> > $ whatever.Slackbuild --disable-caps
> >
> > The default behavior then would be to include setcaps in the
> > doinst.sh.
> 2 things there: it should be an environment variable, e.g. 'export
> CAPS=no' (so it'll work like any other options, and so sbopkg won't
> need to be modified)... and this is a doinst.sh thing, meaning that
> the SlackBuild script would have to edit its own doinst.sh (probably
> with sed), based on the option... Which is not a bad thing, but it's
> definitely more work and more complexity.
> If it were up to me, I'd just put the setcaps stuff in doinst.sh, not
> make it optional, but I would make a note in the README... and maybe
> I'd install the setcap'ed binaries 0750, owner root, group audio (so
> only users in the audio group can execute them).
> So in the SlackBuild itself, you'd have (after 'make install'),
> something like this:
> 	chmod 0750 $PKG/usr/bin/$PRGNAM
> 	chown root.audio $PKG/usr/bin/$PRGNAM
> (Add extra lines if there are extra binaries of course).
> In doinst.sh:
> 	setcap cap_ipc_lock,cap_sys_nice=ep usr/bin/whatever
> (Again, extra lines if there are extra binaries. setcap doesn't take
> multiple filenames, so you can't say usr/bin/* here. Also notice the
> lack of a leading / [it's usr/bin, not /usr/bin]).
> 	Note: This package installs binaries that execute with
> elevated resource limits. Only users in the audio group will be
> allowed to run them. [Insert URL of a longer explanation here, maybe].
> That's my 2 cents worth (which is probably only worth $0.0002 due to
> inflation).
> What say ye, O List?

I haven't seen any disagreement from any of the other admins, so
unless some appears, I'd say go for it.  I don't see any obvious
problem with that approach anyway.

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