Torvalds:requiring root password for mundane things is moronic
scott at ponzo.net
Sat Mar 3 23:32:52 UTC 2012
On 03/02/2012 04:16 AM, Tim Waugh wrote:
> 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
They closed it as an upstream bug. Then upstream, there doesn't seem to
have been an investigation of the bug(?), and it was resolved.
Here is a new bug I filed at freedesktop.org:
And Tim: I personally feel the handling of your bug was a process that
could use improvement upstream.
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