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Re: Root privilege (SOLVED)

On Sat, Jan 13, 2007 at 03:22:33PM +0100, Mertens Bram wrote:
> I agree that some things require a GUI but IMHO not much of these
> require root privileges.
> The Oracle installer indeed requires the use of it's GUI.  However:
> the installation should not be performed as root!  One of the first
> steps in setting up Oracle (Database or Application Server) require
> the configuration of the "oracle" user account.  The ORACLE_*
> variables are only set correctly for the oracle user.  I usually set
> up X forwarding to my workstation and launch the GUI locally so we
> don't need to setup X on a server.
Right, but you still need the client libraries on the server.  Not quite
as insecure as the whole X server, but still a concern

> As for CrossOver: I fail to see why you would need an Office suite as
> root.
The office suite runs unprivileged.  It is the configuration tool for
the global setting changes that requires root.


Roberto C. Sanchez

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