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Re: MATE 1.8 has now fully arrived in Debian

[ ⏰ 26/06/2014 12:05 ] [ ✎ Svante Signell ]
> On Thu, 2014-06-26 at 11:59 +0200, Ansgar Burchardt wrote:
>> On 06/26/2014 11:34, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
>>>> No, it didn't work. You had to be root for operations as simple as
>>>> shutting down the computer.
>>> Only on Debian. OpenBSD and MirBSD have:
>>> -r-sr-x---  1 root  operator  122716 Sep 10  2013 /sbin/shutdown*
>>> I never understood why Debian doesn't.
>> Google says the operator group also has (read) access to raw disk devices.
> What about creating a unique group then, e.g. calling it it shutdown?

So that students can do eg ssh mybuddymachine /sbin/shutdown ?

(and they need to be able to shutdown their own machine, power is not free).

This is simply a long-standing bug in Linux that you got used to (or got
used to its workarounds), but as a solution now exists, the status quo
is threatened.

Jean-Christophe Dubacq

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