[packman] Please compile vlc with --enable-run-as-root

Alexander Shaduri ashaduri at gmail.com
Thu May 13 15:43:04 CEST 2010


Detlef Reichelt wrote:

> "If you need to use real-time priorities and/or privileged TCP ports
> you can use vlc-wrapper (make sure it is Set-UID root and
> cannot be run by non-trusted users first)."

No, I don't need real-time priorities and certainly no TCP ports.
I just want to run it while I'm logged in as root on a non-networked
machine. (Also, sometimes I just need access to various partitions with
videos without having to set up permanent permissions, which are
especially hard to accomplish with fat32/ntfs).
vlc-wrapper doesn't help me with that.

I just want to run it with *my* user (which happens to be root
sometimes). I don't understand why is it should be restricted.


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