Permissions problems are being a huge PIMA

gene heskett gheskett at wdtv.com
Mon Jan 31 23:59:18 UTC 2011


On Monday, January 31, 2011 06:54:33 pm Bruce Marshall did opine:

> On Monday, January 31, 2011, gene heskett wrote:
> > > Installing webmin solely to create one user map (gene-to-gene) seems
> > > OTT.
> > 
> > After looking at that swiss army knife on this box, I think I am
> > agreeing.
> 
> You're a big boy and can clean up your own messes.  Why not just run
> your sessions as root and be done with it.  That's what I do in this
> household.
> 
> KDE runs as user, but maintenance is done as root.

Its a bad habit that I've been catching hell about on various lists since 
about RH5.1 IIRC.  And I'm gradually getting away from it.  Typu's can't do 
near as much damage if one is a normal user.  The debian derivatives will 
do everything but pee on your shoes to discourage it.

-- 
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