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Re: [gpsd-dev] geoclue/gnome-bluetooth integration

From: Bernd Zeimetz
Subject: Re: [gpsd-dev] geoclue/gnome-bluetooth integration
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2012 11:59:15 +0100
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On 01/11/2012 05:37 AM, Eric S. Raymond wrote:
> Alban Browaeys <address@hidden>:
>> I do not know if we can rely on any group ownership. The bluetooth
>> manager is part of the standard user session. As its geoclue plugin and
>> the gpsd gecolue plugin.
> We might need to *create* a group then.

I think that is an issue which needs to be solved in a distribution.
Allowing the gid gpsd runs as to access the socket should net be an
issue. Addings users to it or running other daemons with according
permissions is also nothing gpsd needs to solve.

>> The issue is to avoid the need for the admin to give the user the
>> admin/root password (which could be worst than gpsd behing compromised
>> knowing it is not running as root and we would require the user to be
>> able to execute anything on the system to avoid it to get compromised ./
>> ).
> I understand the issue.  I'm now looking for the least obtrusive way to
> solve it.

 Bernd Zeimetz                            Debian GNU/Linux Developer                      
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