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Re: Setuid programs

From: Gábor Boskovits
Subject: Re: Setuid programs
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2020 02:27:59 +0200


Ludovic Courtès <> ezt írta (időpont: 2020. szept. 16., Sze, 15:25):
> Hi,
> Gábor Boskovits <> skribis:
> > I have two reasons for that: backwards compatibility is really
> > important, so we should not break it, and I believe this would not be
> > hard to do.
> > On the other hand it would be nice to have a more integrated backend,
> > and move as many things into the services infrastructure as practical,
> > and I think this is a good candidate for that. Wdyt?
> There’s already ‘setuid-program-service-type’.  I think the way forward
> would be to:
>   1. Define the <setuid-program> record type you propose.
>   2. Have ‘setuid-program-service-type’ accept that through its
>      extensions.  When it receives something else, it should
>      transparently turn it into a <setuid-program> record, for backward
>      compatibility, and emit a deprecation warning.
>   3. Document the OS ‘setuid-programs’ field as taking a list of such
>      records.
> How does that sound?

Sounds good to me. I will have a look.

> Thanks,
> Ludo’.

Best regards,
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