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Re: Devices and permissions



Hi Nils, thanks for your answer.

Le mercredi 20 Octobre 2004 11:32, Nils Philippsen a écrit :

> So is it a client or a server application?

Perhaps I need to tell more about this application: this is an IDE for the 
developpement of Microchip PIC based applications. This IDE also can program 
chip devices through serial or paralell ports programmers.
http://pikdev.free.fr/
So, logged user need to access to the serial/paralell ports in RW mode.
We should consider that is a client application.

> If it's a client application, 
> all users who want to use it must have the permissions, either by
> belonging to a special group or /etc/security/console.perms trickeries.

Create a special group doesn't seem to me a good idea because if a new user is 
added after the package installation, he won't belong to the new group and 
administrator will need to add him manually.
I prefer a solution where all users can use the application by default.

So, using /etc/security/console.perms seems the best way.
Here is my purposal:

# device classes 
<serialport>=/dev/ttyS[0-9]
<paralellport>=/dev/parport[0-7]

# permission definitions
<console>  0600 <serialport>      0660 root.uucp
<console>  0600 <paralellport>    0660 root.lp

Does it seem right for you?

How can I add/remove these lines via rpm (un)installation?

> If it's a server application, you could let it be run by e.g. the
> "myserverapp" user (with an exemplary uid/gid of 450 -- I don't know
> whom you should ask to get a fixed well known one assigned for FC) which
> would get added/removed like this in packages:
>
> %post
> # Don't fail if user/group already exist
> groupadd -g 450 myserverapp || :
> useradd -u 450 -g 450 -G uucp,lp myserverapp -d /usr/lib/myserverapp || :
>
> %postun
> if [ "$1" = "0" ]; then
>  userdel -r myserverapp || :
>  groupdel -r myserverapp || :
> fi

" || : " is the way to don't fail?

Regards.

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