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Bug 261373 - portage should be owned by portage:portage
Summary: portage should be owned by portage:portage
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Portage team
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-03-05 22:13 UTC by Caleb Cushing
Modified: 2010-01-30 09:55 UTC (History)
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Description Caleb Cushing 2009-03-05 22:13:56 UTC
making portage and related files to be owned by portage:portage allows for a further reduction of permissions, if desired.

Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 Caleb Cushing 2009-03-05 22:15:43 UTC
this is a tracking bug, per previous convo with zmedico. mostly so neither of us forget to do it.
Comment 2 Lars Wendler (Polynomial-C) gentoo-dev 2009-03-05 22:24:36 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> this is a tracking bug, per previous convo with zmedico. mostly so neither of
> us forget to do it.

Reassigning then...
Comment 3 Zac Medico gentoo-dev 2009-03-31 16:33:35 UTC
Making things owned by portage means that processes that have dropped privileges have will have the ability to modify files that they couldn't modify previously. It wouldn't necessarily cause problems, but it doesn't seem like an improvement either. So, how about some use cases for how you intend to use the new permissions that you propose?
Comment 4 Alec Warner archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2009-10-19 07:13:43 UTC
Hi Caleb,

Please provide the requested use-cases and re-open the bug so we can revisit this.

Comment 5 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2010-01-21 05:51:03 UTC
it seems like it'd make things worse -- it's one thing to give access to /usr/portage/ and another to give access to /usr/bin/emerge.  i cant imagine any reason why you'd need/want that.
Comment 6 Caleb Cushing 2010-01-21 06:21:16 UTC
meh. I gave up on gentoo and all of its progeny a year ago.