Re: s6-linux-init permissions

From: Laurent Bercot <>
Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2016 15:47:23 +0100

On 07/03/2016 15:28, Luis Ressel wrote:
> IMHO it makes much sense to run s6-linux-init as non-root if you only
> want to check its output without actually using it on your system, so
> I'd propose to change its file permissions in package/modes to 0755.

  I understand it's annoying, but the root permissions are actually
necessary. The uncaught-logs subdirectory is chowned, and it would be
counterintuitive to require "-u myself" for s6-linux-init-maker to work
when non-root. And I'm not going to specialcase this, because non-root
usage is not a valid case - except, as you said, to check the output,
but I'd rather people check the exact output that is supposed to be produced
instead of a sorta hacked version.

Received on Mon Mar 07 2016 - 14:47:23 UTC

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