Subject: pkg/7365: change request to Eterm package
To: None <>
From: None <Thilo.Manske@HEH.Uni-Oldenburg.DE>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 04/12/1999 16:30:17
>Number:         7365
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       Eterm can't update the utmp database
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    gnats-admin (GNATS administrator)
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Mon Apr 12 07:35:00 1999
>Originator:     Thilo Manske
Dies ist Thilos Unix Signature! Viel Spass damit.
>Release:        doesn't matter
System: NetBSD WintelKiller 1.4_ALPHA NetBSD 1.4_ALPHA (WintelKiller) #104: Mon Apr 12 04:56:07 MEST 1999 root@WintelKiller:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/WintelKiller i386

Eterm's current permissions and mode doesn't allow it to update the
utmp database.

Eterm &
or in an Eterm window:
mesg n

suid Eterm to root -- at least as an option
(I thought sgid-ing to utmp would be enough, but it's not)
Here's quick and dirty hack:
(Since my english is soo far away from perfection I didn't dare to
send a patch for mk.conf.example explaining ETERM_SUIDROOT as well :-) )

--- Makefile.old        Thu Apr  8 13:53:40 1999
+++ Makefile    Mon Apr 12 16:17:28 1999
@@ -23,5 +23,9 @@
        ${MV} ${WRKDIR}/Eterm/bg/tile/* ${WRKSRC}/bg/tile
        ${RM} -r ${WRKDIR}/Eterm
        ${CHMOD} -R o+r ${WRKSRC}
+.if defined(ETERM_SUIDROOT)
+       ${CHMOD} u+s ${X11BASE}/bin/Eterm
 .include "../../mk/"