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Bug#143967: prboom should have setuid option

On Sun, Apr 21, 2002 at 06:41:46PM -0700, Ian Turner wrote:
> Package: prboom
> Version: 2.2.2-1
> Severity: wishlist
> In the presence of an sdl driver capable of SVGAlib (e.g., 
> libsdl1.2debian-all), prboom needs to be setuid root in order to access 
> the graphics console.
> It would be a security risk to make this the default, however lxdoom 
> provides a debconf option to make it so.

Personally I think people can/should just do it themselves with

> Of course, prboom would also need to be patched (if it is not already) 
> so as to give up privelages once the console is set up.

That still applies if it hasn't been done, of course.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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