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Re: How to handle multiple versions of binaries

On Mon, Dec 13, 1999 at 08:47:15AM -0800, ferret@phonewave.net wrote:
> On Sun, 12 Dec 1999, Seth R Arnold wrote:
> I'm going to have anything automatic turned off `as-shipped', and merely
> inform the admin to edit the configuration file. Later I'll add support
> for debconf.

Ok then, this sounds fair enough. :)

> Server shouldn't be running as root. It's running as root on my box only
> because I'm testing it right now. Probably making a `system' user named
> after the package and running everything suid <package> sgid games will be
> best?

As for this, it depends on the sort of file access your package needs. I
can't see anything wrong with it running as a special user, but sgid to
games might not be needed nor desired. <shrug> I suppose it depends quite a
bit on the package. ;)

> I've taken care of most things like that pre-planned. It's just hard to
> remember everything when you're asleep on the keyboard and typing with
> your forehead muscles. :>

heh :)

I just wanted to make sure. :)

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