Re: [dev] GPL free Linux

From: Markus Wichmann <>
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2018 18:38:33 +0100

On Mon, Nov 12, 2018 at 01:14:38PM -0800, Michael Forney wrote:
> Usually how it works is either the display server itself needs to be
> setuid to open those input devices, or some other program (commonly
> systemd-logind) needs to open it on its behalf. I believe Xorg with
> systemd disabled will need to be setuid because of this.

I lack the words to describe how broken I think it is, to make an
application setuid because you couldn't be arsed to set file permissions
properly. Or at least, the words to do so in a civilised manner.

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