[lokisetup] obtaining root rights - one way or the other

Timothee Besset ttimo at idsoftware.com
Tue Feb 19 19:49:11 EST 2002

Well actually, what I'm thinking about is to bundle xsu with the setup
Since it's not an suid root, it can be run as is before setup.sh is
executed. I haven't actually looked at it yet, so I can't be completely
positive. The only external program we would rely on is 'su'.


On 19 Feb 2002 10:59:13 -0800
Stephane Peter <megastep at megastep.org> wrote:

> On Tue, 2002-02-19 at 00:43, Timothee Besset wrote:
> > I was looking at xsu to do that. It is not suid root, and relies on 'su'
> > (which we can assume to be present everywhere :-) ). su takes a user and
> > command argument, which could be used when X is not present either.
> Cool, but how widespread is this command on distros? We should catalog
> all such commands and come up with a script that tries them all...
> -- 
> Stephane Peter
> Software Engineer
> Codehost, Inc.

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