[Ovirt-devel] root access required?
Richard W.M. Jones
rjones at redhat.com
Tue Sep 9 14:22:32 UTC 2008
On Mon, Sep 08, 2008 at 12:03:21PM -0400, Perry N. Myers wrote:
> Ben Guthro wrote:
>> In my endeavor to set up a build environment for our developers
>> experimenting with oVirt / libvirt, I have come across a general
>> dislike that the build of the ovirt managed node requires the user to
>> be root.
> The dependency on needing root is inherited from livecd-tools. So for us
> to remove root as a requirement for building this needs to be changed
> upstream. I'd start by posting questions/requests to the livecd mailing
> lists and see if the developers there can easily fix this.
> Once root is not longer required for livecd-tools, we will be able to
> build everything in ovirt as non-root.
I would also LOVE to see livecd-creator not needing root. Has anyone
talked to the livecd developers about this (email CC'd)? I can't find
any recent discussion on their mailing list about it though.
Mock does this by having a C helper program called, creatively,
'mock-helper' which does all the SUID operations needed on behalf of
mock. The result is obviously very successful for them.
Here is the source for mock-helper:
Richard Jones, Emerging Technologies, Red Hat http://et.redhat.com/~rjones
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