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Re: group nvram

On Mar 17, Stephen Gran <sgran@debian.org> wrote:

> This is the thinkpad /dev/nvram stuff, right?  I thought for some tpctl
I think so.

The rationale for this change is harmonization with all other

> utilities to work, you currently need to be in group nvram.  Making that
> equivalent to kmem seems unnecessarily broad to me.
Users must not be in specific groups to access hardware, this is broken
and insecure.

On Mar 17, Holger Levsen <holger@layer-acht.org> wrote:

> Are you planning to file bugs against affected packages to help the 
> transition?
I do not know which packages are affected, if any.

> How will upgrades (from lenny, etch, ...) be handled?
This is up to the maintainers of the affected package.


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