Iain R. Learmonth
2019-08-06 13:20:01 UTC
Control: affects -1 + xastir ax25-apps ax25-tools axmail uronode aprsdigi ax25-xtools fbb
Control: block 933810 by -1
There are many applications that would like to use AX.25 sockets. Often
these applications require the CAP_NET_RAW and/or CAP_NET_ADMIN
filesystem permissions in order to function (or they are setuid/run as
In #185915 I added a new dynamic group for Xastir (xastir-ax25) to
enable the use of Xastir with AX.25 sockets for non-root users.
In #933810 we are facing the same problem, and while we could create
another dynamic group it is probably better to standardise on one static
group created for this purpose.
I have listed other packages that would benefit from this change in the
affects list, as these are currently requiring the application be run as
root. Once the new group is created we will consider those applications
that can use filesystem capabilities instead of running as root to be
buggy if they require root.
Please let me know if more information is required.