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install screensaver with setuid root

Hi all,

I'm running testing/woody and recently downloaded the xscreensaver package,
including a very cool screensaver called "sonar". It is able to ping other
hosts and show the distance in a sonar-like style. The problem is that it
can only do that if it has been installed "setuid root".

here's what it's manpage says:
 "In order to use the ping sensor, this program must be
  installed as setuid root, so that it can create an ICMP socket."

How do I do that?

Thanks for any help.

Alex Suzuki | asuzuki@NOSPAMbluewin.ch | http://www.cynox.ch
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