cdrecord permission problems

Alan Cox alan at
Mon Jul 7 15:52:03 UTC 2008

> Note that cdrecord doesn't come with Fedora, there is a link by that 
> name which leads to wodim. The usual drill is to change group on 

wodim is the free software fork from cdrecord with other stuff added.

> "cdrecord" to a new group, make the owner root, change perms to 4754, 
> and it should work. I highly advise downloading the real cdrecord rather 
> than using the "looks like" version.

I would advise the reverse. For one wodim doesn't need to be setuid root
which is quite a dangerous thing to enable on a large binary (althoguh
cdrecord has a good security history)


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