Mailinglist Archive: opensuse-factory (757 mails)

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Re: [opensuse-factory] sudo and makeSUSEdvd [Was: makeSUSEdvd error]
On Tue, May 09, 2006 at 09:23:44PM +0200, Carlos E. R. wrote:
> > OK. How are you going to change the file if you don't have the root
> > password? Also I did not think that HP-UX was Linux. made my scripts to
> > work on Linux. If it works on something else, great. If not, pity.
> The configuration is the same in linux.

I then must be running Hurd, because I don't have that configuration. My
goal is to run it all completely as user (and perhaps only sudo to YaST)
This means editing sudoers defeats the purpose that I am aiming for.

As this was not possible (I did not have the knowledge) I then decided to
use sudo for those parts that needed it. This was only mount and cleanup
after a mount. As there seems to be a way to do it with something included
with mkisofs and as mkisofs is already needed, that will be the way I am
looking now.

I also want the program to use as little extra programs as possible, so
another perl program to do that won't happen. That is also the reason I do
not include create_package_descr in the package, although I might need to
find a solution for the -C option that is now needed.

> Well, it means that many people are using sudo in an unsecure way, one
> that is intended as provisional and temporary.

That is an altogether different discussion and has nothing to do with
makeSUSEdvd. If that is what you want to talk about, perhaps using a
different sugbject might have been better.

OTOH if you have an easy solution on how to copy files to a directory
using /usr/share/mc/extfs/iso9660 or better, using isoinfo, or any other
of the other tools included with mkisofs, I would gladly to replace sudo.

Nutze die Zeit. Sie ist das Kostbarste, was wir haben, denn es
ist unwiederbringliche Lebenszeit. Leben ist aber mehr als Werk
und Arbeit, und das Sein wichtiger als das Tun - Johannes Müller-Elmau

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