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Re: fedora-list Digest, Vol 57, Issue 42



On Fri, 2008-11-07 at 09:29 -0800, Rick Stevens wrote:
> Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> > On Thu, 2008-11-06 at 13:06 -0500, Vincent Onelli wrote:
> >>>    1. Re: Wireless, Broadcom (Patrick O'Callaghan)
> >>> Message: 1
> >>> Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2008 11:22:14 -0430
> >>> From: "Patrick O'Callaghan" <pocallaghan gmail com>
> >>> Subject: Re: Wireless, Broadcom
> >>> To: fedora-list redhat com
> >>> Message-ID: <1225986734 594 35 camel bree homelinux com>
> >>> Content-Type: text/plain
> >>>
> >>> On Thu, 2008-11-06 at 05:28 -0500, Vincent Onelli wrote:
> >>>>> Look at https://bugzilla.rpmfusion.org/show_bug.cgi?id=96
> >>>> I could not connect to the above link a message came on give me 2
> >>>> choice
> >>>>  "get me out of here" and "add exception" adding exception indicate
> >>>> high
> >>>> security risk, I decided not to go forward. any advice? thank you.  
> >>>>
> >>> It just means Firefox didn't recognize the site certificate. Which is
> >>> normal for sites that don't want to pay an exorbitant fee to Verisign or
> >>> whatever. I wouldn't worry about in this case since the RPMs are signed
> >>> anyway. I would worry if it was your bank.
> >> Thank you, but I bump in some more problems. I followed OK up to step 6 blacklisting, 
> >> on step 7 "remove the old module and activate the new one", did not work for me.
> >> First it could not find rmmod so I used /sbin/rmmod then could not find
> >> modprobe so I used the /sbin/modprobe but now it could not find wl. plese help.  
> > 
> > Use "su -" (instead of just "su") and you'll get root's version of
> > $PATH.
> > 
> > Note that this changes in F10 i.e. /sbin and /usr/sbin will be on
> > everyone's path.
> 
> /sbin on a normal user's path?  A bit dangerous, no?  I thought it was
> separate from /usr/sbin for that specific reason.

Do you think Linux security relies on not knowing where the binaries
are? AFAIK the stuff in /sbin is there because it could be needed during
the boot process, possibly before /usr/bin is mounted. Presumably it's
also to reduce the clutter in /usr/bin.

poc


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