Bug#753763: add user to boinc in order to see the graphics?
culu.gyx at gmail.com
Fri May 8 17:30:16 UTC 2015
On Tue, May 05, 2015 at 08:43:22AM +0000, Gianfranco Costamagna wrote:
> Hi Moritz,
> >Is there something wrong/dangerous about simply entering the boinc group?
> no, but what does happen if the system has a new user? who takes care of adding him to the boinc group?
> this solution seems unfeasible in the long run...
> (maybe unix already have a solution I'm not aware of)
Thank you for finding out that "adduser me boinc" fixes this! But why
this problem doesn't exist before? Some recent permission changes on
This solution (requiring a user to be in the boinc group) is not so
problematic. It's just similar to the cdrom/floppy/... groups, where
debian-installer adds the first (non-root) user to those groups, and
other group management task is up to the system admin.
Two concerns here:
- Security? when a user is in the boinc group, he/she is considered as
an admin for the boinc daemon, and should be able to do whatever
he/she wants with boinc. Thus no problem here.
- UI? Instead of crashing badly, there should be an error message about
not being in the boinc group. (I don't know if upstream supports
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