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Re: exploring debian's users and groups

On Tue, Aug 07, 2001 at 02:49:56PM +0200, Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> Previously Joey Hess wrote:
> > src:
> > 
> > 	This group owns source code, including files in /usr/src. It can be
> > 	used locally to give a user the ability to manage system source
> > 	code.

> I wouldn't mind ditching that group.

Why?  It seems a good, fairly standard method for allowing (selected)
non-root users to configure and build system software.  (You still have
to become root to install it, of course, but, IMO, that should be the
only part of the process to require root privilege.)

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