[SOLVED] Thread misteriously closed
I have notice that in this forum some threads are closed happily, even if there's the chance that someone else could still contribute to the thread. Why is that?
Using that as a example. The solution provided is to use xterm suid, which I think is wrong, and a security issue. In any case, you need to setuid pt_chown, and not xterm, but I don't like that either. There must be another solution, and a "go to redhat and ask them" is preferable to this "setuid xterm" and thread closed. Let's setuid the whole system then...
Why are some threads locked without even checking that they have been properly solved?
I just feel curious... I don't care about that thread and I have nothign to do with it. But I'd like to know why this happens, or if I am unaware of some strange rule.
Please reopen the Thread above
On the Thread http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/lin...tuid-root.html
I want to answer this:
The error message was: pt_chown: needs to be installed setuid `root'
The message should be followed.
On my debian lenny, pt_chown is suid root by default, not xterm.
$ ls -l /usr/lib/pt_chown /usr/bin/xterm
-rwsr-xr-x 1 root root 9620 2008-07-29 07:21 /usr/lib/pt_chown
-rwxr-sr-x 1 root utmp 319344 2008-04-21 02:52 /usr/bin/xterm