Hal question

Justin Conover justin-conover at kc.rr.com
Sun Sep 19 14:32:36 UTC 2004

On Sun, 2004-09-19 at 13:00 +0200, Martin Pitt wrote:
> Hi Michiel!
> On 2004-09-19 12:48 +0200, Michiel Sikkes wrote:
> > A tiny little hal question here. Why is hal started with the '--drop-
> > privileges' argument. This way people can't make use of the automatic
> > fstab update script and other things like creating mountpoints.
> Right. Since there is no question here, some explanation:
> A big and complex piece of software like hal should not run as root,
> so I modified the package to run as a normal user with some extra
> capabilities. Also, we do not want to allow hal to mess up
> configuration files, so we introduced a policy wrapper around "mount"
> called pmount, which provides similar functionality.
> Warty should handle USB and FireWire devices well, please report any
> failures!

As far as I can tell, Warty didn't pickup my Ipod or external usb hd.
Should I do this by hand or is there something you would like to look

> Thanks and have a nice Sunday!
> Martin

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