rxvt doesn't need to be suid (fwd)
Carlos Carvalho writes:
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> Package: rxvt
> Version: 2.10
> rxvt is now set suid root. This isn't necessary if it can write to
> utmp. The package should put utmp and rxvt in the same group and open
> write permission of utmp to the group.
This doesn't sound like a good idea to me. What do other people think. Is
it really that bad for us to have setuid binaries, xterm is suid as well.
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