cvs commit: ports/audio/arts Makefile
Jacques A. Vidrine
nectar at FreeBSD.org
Tue Mar 2 05:46:28 PST 2004
On Tue, Mar 02, 2004 at 09:12:25AM +0100, Michael Nottebrock wrote:
> On Monday 01 March 2004 22:26, Jacques A. Vidrine wrote:
> > On Sat, Feb 07, 2004 at 01:16:48PM -0800, Michael Nottebrock wrote:
> > > lofi 2004/02/07 13:16:48 PST
> > >
> > > FreeBSD ports repository
> > >
> > > Modified files:
> > > audio/arts Makefile
> > > Log:
> > > Make artswrapper suid. This will enable running artsd with realtime
> > > priority. Bump PORTREVISION.
> > Hi Michael!
> > Could you make this an option, and default off please?
> > Otherwise, please explain why the benefits outweight the risks of
> > another set-user-ID root binary?
> The benefit of a setuid artswrapper is basically that you will get decent
> audio playback even when your machine does more than light i/o (for example
> untaring a distfile while building a port).
> I won't revert this to the previous off by default because almost all users of
> KDE have "run with highest possible priority" set in the soundsystem options
> and "Why is music still skipping while I build a port?" is a FAQ.
I understand the FAQ. It is a KDE FAQ, not a FreeBSD FAQ. It ought to
stay a FAQ--- users should make a concious decision to turn this on.
The default installation-from-source does not install the set-user-ID
bit... but the FreeBSD port (now) does.
Please make this an option and default to off. Display a message to the
user if you want to reduce the frequency of this particular FAQ. :-)
Jacques Vidrine / nectar at celabo.org / jvidrine at verio.net / nectar at freebsd.org
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