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Bug 556834 - x11-base/xorg-server: add USE flag for suid root wrapper
Summary: x11-base/xorg-server: add USE flag for suid root wrapper
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo X packagers
: 424984 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-08-06 11:17 UTC by Constantin Runge
Modified: 2017-10-21 01:21 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Constantin Runge 2015-08-06 11:17:47 UTC
Since xorg-server 1.16 it is possible to install the Xorg binary without suid and just have a wrapper script with suid rights which drops these rights before starting x.

This wrapper is enabled with the --enable-suid-wrapper configure flag.
Maybe --install-setuid shouldn't get passed to configure when enabling the wrapper.

Comment 1 Constantin Runge 2015-08-06 14:24:07 UTC
I currently use an ebuild like the original 1.17.2 but patched with:

--- /usr/portage/x11-base/xorg-server/xorg-server-1.17.2.ebuild	2015-07-10 20:24:36.000000000 +0200
+++ /data/portage/x11-base/xorg-server/xorg-server-1.17.2.ebuild	2015-08-06 13:25:46.549338326 +0200
@@ -13,7 +13,7 @@
 KEYWORDS="~alpha ~amd64 ~arm ~arm64 ~hppa ~ia64 ~mips ~ppc ~ppc64 ~s390 ~sh ~sparc ~x86 ~amd64-fbsd ~x86-fbsd ~amd64-linux ~arm-linux ~x86-linux"
 IUSE_SERVERS="dmx kdrive xephyr xnest xorg xvfb"
-IUSE="${IUSE_SERVERS} glamor ipv6 minimal nptl selinux +suid systemd tslib +udev unwind wayland"
+IUSE="${IUSE_SERVERS} glamor ipv6 minimal nptl selinux suid +suid-wrapper systemd tslib +udev unwind wayland"
@@ -168,6 +168,7 @@
 		$(use_enable kdrive kdrive-mouse)
 		$(use_enable kdrive kdrive-evdev)
 		$(use_enable suid install-setuid)
+		$(use_enable suid-wrapper)
 		$(use_enable tslib)
 		$(use_enable unwind libunwind)
 		$(use_enable wayland xwayland)
Comment 2 Matt Turner gentoo-dev 2017-03-04 19:16:02 UTC
*** Bug 424984 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Matt Turner gentoo-dev 2017-10-21 01:21:22 UTC
Pushed sarnex's patch as 1.19.5-r1.

commit 07d1aac432064957ea5b8e62b911811ae32bd3be
Author: Nick Sarnie <>
Date:   Sat Sep 23 17:51:24 2017 -0400

    x11-base/xorg-server: Add support for suid-wrapper, fix bug #556834