[mythtv] unprivileged user?

Matt Zimmerman mdz at debian.org
Tue Aug 12 12:05:11 EDT 2003

On Mon, Aug 11, 2003 at 08:13:26PM -0700, Chris Petersen wrote:

> > There is no reason whatsoever to run any part of mythtv as root in the
> > first place (the debs don't), so I don't think it's necessary to have
> > myth itself try to switch to another user.  Just start it as the user
> > that you want to run it as.
> the point would be to make myth smarter than the user.  Anyway, I just
> figured that it would be a rather easy addition.

To what user would you suggest that it switch, in order to be smarter?

> Hopefully, Axel (or whoever wrote the one in Axel's rpm) will update his
> sysV init script.


 - mdz

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