How to pick up crash reports owned by system users?

Kees Cook kees at
Tue Jan 9 17:25:04 GMT 2007

On Tue, Jan 09, 2007 at 09:35:11AM +0100, Martin Pitt wrote:
>  * Change apport-checkreports to check for the existence of system
>    crash reports if the user is in 'admin', and have apport-gtk gksu
>    itself if there is a system crash report it cannot read. This would
>    be the safe option, but requires some ugly hardcoding of group
>    names and semantics into apport. However, this hardcoding could
>    eventually be moved into the update-notifier apport code (when
>    we'll finally get event-notifier, this will be much cleaner).

I like this method better as well.  As long as apport-gtk drops privs 
right after reading the report, I think this is safe.

For the use-case of using apport-retrace, is the assumption that the 
user is already savy and is dealing with the perms manually?

Kees Cook
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