[mythtv-commits] Ticket #7832: Add support to drop permissions if running as root

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Sun Mar 28 19:40:40 UTC 2010

#7832: Add support to drop permissions if running as root
 Reporter:  superm1@…           |        Owner:  danielk
     Type:  patch               |       Status:  closed 
 Priority:  minor               |    Milestone:  0.23   
Component:  MythTV - General    |      Version:  head   
 Severity:  medium              |   Resolution:  fixed  
  Mlocked:  0                   |  
Changes (by mdean):

  * status:  assigned => closed
  * resolution:  => fixed


 (In [23835]) Fixes #7832.  Set the supplemental group IDs appropriately
 when changing the process persona for the --user command-line argument to

 This change uses a slightly simplified version of Mario's patch on the
 ticket and puts the code that sets the supplemental group IDs after the
 call to setgid() to be slightly more portable (even though none of the
 platforms on which MythTV runs would have had issues with the other

 Thanks to Mario L. for the work on the --user command-line argument.

Ticket URL: <http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/7832#comment:13>
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