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Re: chmod of generated grub.cfg

From: Felix Zielcke
Subject: Re: chmod of generated grub.cfg
Date: Sun, 06 Sep 2009 15:43:46 +0200

Am Sonntag, den 06.09.2009, 14:38 +0100 schrieb Colin Watson:
> On Sun, Sep 06, 2009 at 02:29:03PM +0200, Felix Zielcke wrote:
> > Currently grub-mkconfig uses chmod 444 on the newly generated grub.cfg
> > Wouldn't it be better to use 400 now that we have plaintext password
> > support?
> > Or should we add support for a GRUB_CHMOD variable so users can override
> > this setting as they please?
> I'd prefer to see this done only if they set a password. A GRUB_CHMOD
> variable seems overkill, though.

> > Else I'd need to add a /etc/grub.d/999_chmod file in grub-installer
> > which changes the mode of if the user wants to have a
> > password.
> I think it'd be more sensible to do this in grub-mkconfig itself - it
> doesn't really fit well into the /etc/grub.d/ hook system, which is
> really just for generating output.

You mean we check with grep if there's a password line in the generated
config and then just use chmod 400 instead of 444?
Sounds good.

Felix Zielcke
Proud Debian Maintainer

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