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Re: No upstream version, et al

On Tue, Dec 29, 1998 at 01:14:08PM +0800, Anthony Wong wrote:
> Q2: Currently I'm packaging a program that lets people install Newton
>     programs to their PDA from Linux. As this program requires access
>     permission to the serial ports, only root can use the program in
>     normal condition. But I also want the program can be used by common
>     users, so what should I do?  Just inform people to add users to the
>     group 'dialout' in postinst?  Or suid/sgid the program?

Anyone in group dialout should be able to access the serial ports,
so that seems like the best suggestion to me.


Hamish Moffatt VK3TYD              hamish@debian.org, hamish@rising.com.au
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