[mythtv-users] Bad advice from Mythfrontend -- running with SUID

Joe Barnhart joebarnhart at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 25 19:26:39 UTC 2004

--- "Michael J. Lynch" <mlynch at gcom.com> wrote:

> Try "chmod a+x /usr/bin/mythfrontend".  Note --
> replace "u" with "a".  
> Works fine for me.

I was trying to give mythfrontend SUID privilege. From
my limited understanding of Linux, this command will
make the program executable.  It is executing just
fine -- the only problem is that it hangs the system
hard when I use either "chmod a+s" or "chmod u+s" to
allow it to start threads with SUID.

Am I missing something?

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