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Re: [XFree86 3.3.6] fix for race conditions in xterm logfile handling
From: okir () CALDERA DE (Olaf Kirch)
Date: Mon, 6 Mar 2000 10:35:05 +0100

On Wed, Mar 01, 2000 at 06:39:51PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
Here's a possible fix.  Olaf had a different one, but it is applicable only
to Linux distributions that use Red Hat's utempter apparatus, which I
understand is a kind of clone of utmpd.

Just to clarify this a little; the patch I did was not for this specifiy
problem; it's purpose is to do away with the setuid root requirement for
xterm altogether. The only two reasons for requiring a setuid root bit on
xterm are ptys (taken care of by /dev/pts nowadays), and utmp management
(which we're currently doing using utempter). The same holds for kterm
and kconsole, as well as the gnome counterparts I assume.


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