[mythtv] 0.16's up on the website.
dougl at charter.net
Mon Sep 13 07:40:34 EDT 2004
Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 12, 2004 at 07:35:48PM -0400, Doug Larrick wrote:
>>Maybe this was on the list already and I missed it... but as the guy who
>>wrote the code that runs as root... what security issues are you talking
> The right way to do it would be to use POSIX capabilities: when the process
> starts, acquire the capability CAP_SYS_NICE, then relinquish root privileges
> (retaining the ability to use setpriority() when needed).
I can work on this. Shouldn't be too hard. Isaac, if you're reading,
can I use libcap for this (I know you've discouraged additional external
dependencies in the past)? Better to use libcap1 or libcap2? (looks
like more stuff in Debian uses the former.)
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