[digiKam-users] running as root

Remco Viëtor remco.vietor at wanadoo.fr
Sun Feb 12 14:51:07 GMT 2023

On dimanche 12 février 2023 11:54:16 CET jdd at dodin.org wrote:
> Le 12/02/2023 à 11:04, Gilles Caulier a écrit :
> > Running as root an application which has been designed for user-space
> > is dangerous, for your security or for your data.
> it may be sometime useful to test permission problems (if it runs as
> root and not as user, a permission problem is expected)
Sometimes, yes. Routinely, no...

> eventually one can disconnect the ethernet cable or kill the wifi to be
> secure
That helps against nasty downloads, not against installation of backdoors (or 
permission changes, or...) 

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