[mythtv-commits] Ticket #7832: Add support to drop permissions if running as root

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Thu Dec 31 10:46:29 UTC 2009


#7832: Add support to drop permissions if running as root
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 Reporter:  superm1@…           |       Owner:  ijr 
     Type:  patch               |      Status:  new 
 Priority:  minor               |   Milestone:  0.23
Component:  MythTV - General    |     Version:  head
 Severity:  medium              |     Mlocked:  0   
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 This is a patch that allows mythbackend to drop it's permissions down to a
 user specified on the command line rather than running the process as
 root.

 It has two very useful applications:
 1) When start-stop-daemon is not available to adjust the user to launch as
 (such as running in an upstart script)
 2) When operating on a system with consolekit that you don't want to have
 the mythbackend process launched via su.  Consolekit believes this
 scenario to be an interactive user actually.

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Ticket URL: <http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/7832>
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