Bug#400632: x11-common: should not ship a SUID root binary
> tags 400632 +wontfix
> thank you
> We are not going to remove the SUID bit because of this. The actual
> problem here is: why do you need x11-common installed on this system?
> Probably because of complex dependencies between all X packages? The
> upcoming xbase-clients split might make things better in the near future.
The problem is not that /usr/bin/X is suid-root. The problem is that
/usr/bin/X is now shipped in a package which is a dependency of *all* of the
X libraries, so you can no longer have a system with X clients only without
pulling in an extra suid binary you don't need.
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