How to pick up crash reports owned by system users?
mdz at ubuntu.com
Thu Jan 11 23:50:06 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 favor the latter option.
This would be preferable, though perhaps you can use sudo to check whether
the user has the necessary privileges rather than assuming it based on group
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