kcheckpass location (Re: KDE/kdebase)

Oswald Buddenhagen ossi at kde.org
Tue Apr 11 22:29:02 BST 2006

On Mon, Apr 10, 2006 at 08:32:38PM +0200, David Faure wrote:
> On Monday 10 April 2006 20:24, Oswald Buddenhagen wrote:
> > hmm, wait ... kcheckpass is not in workspace/ and i guess it might
> > make sense that way ... if anybody except kdesktop_lock would
> > actually use it ... dunno. opinions?
> kcheckpass needs to be suid root,
only if you use a shadowed unix-style user scheme with pam < v0.74 (or
something). maybe with others as well, but the point is that
implementations without suid can exist and might in fact cover all cases
of a particular platform without suid support.

> and is only used by kdesktop, so it is indeed part of workspace IMHO.
so far, this seems to be a convincing argument, assuming that ...

> It's not something that will be needed to run individual kde apps on a
> mac/windows desktop.

... is true. i'm unable to come up with another use case (and i've been
trying for five years now, sporadically), so i'm not opposed to my plan.

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