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Re: Support for setuid binaries

From: David Thompson
Subject: Re: Support for setuid binaries
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2014 18:26:57 -0400
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Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> writes:

> Hello,
> Commit 09e028f adds support for setuid binaries.  Since the store cannot
> contain setuid binaries, we use the same technique as NixOS: setuid
> binaries are created when booting (or when switching configurations.)
> That is, for each setuid program, a hard link or a copy of the
> executable is created under /run/setuid-programs and make setuid-root.
> You can test it by running:
>   ./pre-inst-env guix system vm build-aux/hydra/demo-os.scm
> and running for instance ‘ping’ as guest from there.
> Ludo’.

That's great news!  I've been missing sudo lately.

- Dave

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