running om2008 as normal user

arne anka openmoko at
Thu Oct 23 10:56:30 CEST 2008

> which file is used to set the auto-login user?

not sure -- but even changing that would not really help, since a lot of  
functionality simply requires root rights.
_all_ distributions available suffer from the same big security issue that  
the run as root.

the issue was discussed some month ago and there was broad consensus that  
it needs to be adressed -- and then there was nothing.
every distribution (and framework!) simply continues with requiring  
superuser rights.

obviously the idea of privilege separation is not very appealing to core  
developers ...

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