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Re: Rxvt and resources

Ian Jackson (ian@chiark.chu.cam.ac.uk) wrote on 14 March 1996 02:46:
 >Carlos Alberto Carvalho writes ("Re: Rxvt and resources"):
 >>Andrew Howell (andrew@toaster.it.com.au) wrote on 8 March 1996 13:30:
 >>>> I already said that rxvt should not be suid root, but the maintainer
 >>>> claims it should be like xterm. I agree it should be like xterm, ie.
 >>>> both should not be suid root. This is a bug in X11, and I think debian
 >>>> should correct it.
 >They need to be root to make the pty be owned by the right person.
 >The whole pty/tty thing is a mess and needs serious work.

I'd like to know why this is necessary. I don't understand anythinng
about pty/tty. In my machine things seem to work fine.


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