Re: Why is dpkg.log root-only?
On Sun, May 03, 2009 at 07:12:52PM +0200, Cyril Brulebois <email@example.com> was heard to say:
> Daniel Burrows <firstname.lastname@example.org> (03/05/2009):
> > I was wondering, is there a specific security reason that this
> > information is hidden from non-root users? If there is, I should
> > probably consider doing the same thing in aptitude. But it would
> > really suck if users couldn't pull up this very useful information
> > unless they were running aptitude as root.
> Your Subject isn't exactly appropriate. dpkg.log is root:adm.
root:adm is effectively root-only without extra effort on the part
of the user.
> Which leads to the following:
> | -(cyril@talisker pts/4)-(~/hack/various/dpkg.git)
> | $ git log -Sroot:adm
> | commit 3cdfe225ab9b72cc7cb019fa8d8c81cd72d6ea52
> | Author: Guillem Jover <email@example.com>
> | Date: Sun Jan 4 18:45:14 2009 +0200
> | Make dpkg log files user readable
> | Closes: #480556
> Happy reading.
So, the upshot is that when dpkg 1.15 gets into unstable, this will
change? That would be great!