Re: [dev] [slock] patch for avoiding hardcoded root-check

From: Kurt H Maier <>
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2012 08:28:50 -0500

On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 01:33:35PM +0100, Michael Stummvoll wrote:
> I fresh adopted the maintaince for the suckless-tools package in debian.
> Its debian-policy to avoid setuid root binaries wherever this is possible,
> so I patched slock to not demant root-rights, but just checks,
> if the password-query commands are successfull.
> I also patched the Makefile to do not setuid root but setgid shadow instead.

Why do debian people always assume that everyone wants their shit?

Not all distributions even have a shadow group.
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