Subject: Re: pkg/31547 (gnupg needs setuid-bit on Linux)
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List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 12/28/2006 09:30:03
The following reply was made to PR pkg/31547; it has been noted by GNATS.

To: "Joerg Sonnenberger" <>
Subject: Re: pkg/31547 (gnupg needs setuid-bit on Linux)
Date: Thu, 28 Dec 2006 12:27:25 +0100 (CET)

 I dont have enough technical knowledge to answer.
 All I can say is that the gpg binary required setuid-bit when I tried
 using it on 2.4.31 (slackware 10.2) and that it doesn't anymore on (slackware 10.2 as a NetBSD/xen domU).
 Maybe it just had something to do with memory management on 2.4.x kernel
 Le Jeu 28 décembre 2006 00:14, Joerg Sonnenberger a écrit :
 >> If you can't or don't want to install GnuPG setuid(root), you can use
 >> the option "--no-secmem-warning"
 > You can also disable the warning in the config file. Explaining why it
 > might be wanted or not is what I want to see in the man page.
 > On the NetBSD for example, there's a normal rlimit on the number of
 > locked pages, unless you go over that limit you don't need setuid at all.
 > Joerg