[Slackbuilds-users] Does anyone have a problem with i3status (eg. wifi display)?

B Watson yalhcru at gmail.com
Sat Mar 30 17:46:45 UTC 2013

On 3/30/13, Marcin Herda <mherda at slackword.net> wrote:
> The i3status Makefile sets:
> setcap cap_net_admin=ep
> which, according to i3 developer/author, should suffice and so far has
> been sufficient on my systems.

tar doesn't support capabilities, so if that bit is required, you'll
have to set it in your doinst.sh.

Probably should mention the capability bit in your README. It's not as
much of a potential security risk as a setuid binary, but still it lets
users do things users normally can't do.

Also be aware that in Slackware 14 (but not 13.37 or earlier), glibc
ignores LD_LIBRARY_PATH on binaries with capabilities (same it it's always
done for setuid binaries). This probably doesn't affect your package,
but I haven't actually looked at it...

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