[mythtv-commits] Ticket #2554: Mythbrowser will not run with suid on binary

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Tue Apr 22 17:50:56 UTC 2008

#2554: Mythbrowser will not run with suid on binary
 Reporter:  anonymous    |        Owner:  ijr    
     Type:  defect       |       Status:  new    
 Priority:  minor        |    Milestone:  unknown
Component:  mythbrowser  |      Version:  0.20   
 Severity:  medium       |   Resolution:         
  Mlocked:  0            |  
Changes (by jon at tangentrix.com):

  * status:  closed => new
  * resolution:  worksforme =>


 This might be a documentation bug.  I experienced this "bug" with the

 I never setuid on mythbrowser:
 -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 94144 2008-04-21 21:33 /usr/local/bin/mythbrowser

 However, after installing the mythbrowser plugin I would receive this
 message in my mythfrontend log when trying to launch a mythbrowser through
 the frontend (from the command line it worked fine):
 The KDE libraries are not designed to run with suid privileges.

 This was how the mythfrontend suid bits were set as per the howto (chmod
 -rwsr-sr-x 1 root root 1539812 2008-03-25 03:10

 This doesn't work.  When I switch to using just 'chmod u+s' both
 mythbrowser and realtime priority threads work:
 -rwsr-xr-x 1 root root 1539812 2008-03-25 03:10

 Should a documentation ticket be opened to correct this in the howto?  Is
 there any downside to now providing the setguid bit?

Ticket URL: <http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/2554#comment:2>
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