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Re: CD-RW Group, is "generic" always a CD Burner??? (Re: Bug#123550: perms: generic should be set)

On Wed, 12 Dec 2001 18:38, Karl M. Hegbloom wrote:
> >>>>> "Wichert" == Wichert Akkerman <wichert@wiggy.net> writes:
> >>>>>
> >>>>> "Karl" == Karl M. Hegbloom <karlheg@microsharp.com> wrote:
>     Karl> [ re: Adding a cdrw group ]
>     Karl>
>     Karl> I'll second that suggestion.  It seems appropriate to me.
>     Karl> Can we allocate another group?
>     Wichert> I'm not sure it makes sense to allocate one unless we
>     Wichert> have a (mini)-policy in place for CD writing software to
>     Wichert> use that group consistently.
>  Well, then if yous think it's right, please file the bug against
>  "debian-policy".  (I'm not currently in the keyring, as you may
>  recall.)
>  In the meantime, I'll set up a local configuration for my ide-scsi
>  "generic" CD-RW.  Hmmm... perhaps it can be debconfiscated somewhere
>  appropriate, to make it easier for (even) less cluefull users?
>  Where?  "base-config"?  "devfsd"?  You folks decide; I must get back
>  to work on other things now.

I am NEVER going to add a debconf question to devfsd for every device node 
you might want to change the permissions on.

If there's a policy change to make the default permissions of the generic 
devices something different then I'll adopt that.

Another option is to enable permissions saving and then use chown/chmod to 
set the access level you like (but that hasn't been tested so much...).

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