On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 12:36 AM, Alexandre Dantas wrote:
> I'm currently packaging a simple snake game that needs access to
> Upstream builds it with setgid 'root:games', but dh_fixperms cancels that
> out. Is it really necessary to give such elevated privileges to it's
It is only necessary if upstream wants to implement single-system
multi-user high scores files.
> If it is, a previous post on this mail list  suggests dropping this
> privilege as soon as possible. Should I instruct the upstream to comply to
If they insist on using system-wide multiuser high scores then yes
they should do that.
I would argue that single systems for gaming are usually single-user
and that an alternative would be to make the high-scores per-user and
stored in their home dir but give them the option to submit their high
scores to a website or web API (via SSL).
Please also point them at these two wiki pages:
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