Torvalds:requiring root password for mundane things is moronic

Tim Waugh twaugh at
Fri Mar 2 12:16:15 UTC 2012

On Fri, 2012-03-02 at 05:21 -0600, Conan Kudo (ニール・ゴンパ) wrote:
> For printers, currently installing printers does not require superuser
> privileges, but managing those printers installed by that user does.
> Is it possible to make it so that printers installed by that user can
> be managed by the user without superuser authentication?

Yes, it's a policy.

Also see this bug which I filed nearly two years ago on just this


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