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Re: [patch] getlogin

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: [patch] getlogin
Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2001 17:39:24 +1000
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On Thu, Aug 16, 2001 at 07:26:34PM +0200, Neal H Walfield wrote:
> You should not bother applying this patch.  Rather, you should just
> elide the call to initgroups completely; it does nothing: initgroups can
> _only_ be called by a privileged process (i.e. root).  So, what is
> initgroups good for?  Primarily a program like login.  Here is another
> patch:

I added it so I could play with my disks without being root.  (I added
parted to a special group, and did chgrp /dev/hdb)

I don't use it anymore (parted owns /dev/hdb now)

So, I have no objections to this.


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