The yate ebuild in portage runs the yate process as root, this shouldn't be necessary and it runs fine as a normal unprivileged user.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. emerge yate
2. /etc/init.d/yate start
yate runs as root
run as an unprivileged user
Created attachment 212654 [details, diff]
patch to make yate run as the user yate instead of root
Packages have been removed from tree.
As far as I know, there is a maintainer. And this is still relevant.