[OpenIndiana-discuss] bug reports

Matt Connolly matt.connolly.au at gmail.com
Sun Mar 20 11:43:38 UTC 2011

Why would you `sudo firefox`?

On 17 March 2011 07:52, Reginald Beardsley <pulaskite at yahoo.com> wrote:

> I've just switched to using OI for my internet access, so I'll be testing
> it a bit ;-)
> Three items:
> The "Report a bug"option in the OpenIndiana pulldown in Firefox doesn't
> take you to a report form.  In fact I couldn't find one anywhere.
> The default installed system is starting 2 volume managers, rmvolmgr and
> gvfs-hal-volume-monitor  though I couldn't find any documentation.  With
> both volume managers running, once a device is mounted, it can't be
> unmounted.   I turned off rmvolmgr, but I'd like to turn off
> gvfs-hal-volume-monitor also.
> rmvolmger is managed by sfm, but gvfs-hal-volume-monitor doesn't appear to
> be.  Something starts it, but I can find nothing under /etc or  /lib/svc
> that references it.
> The use of privilege escalation from the user account using sudo(1m) or
> similar seems to me a bad idea.  It seems too easy to exploit.  The browsers
> have so many vulnerabilities, that I won't run a browser as root.  It seems
> to me that having a separate root account is much preferable to sudo for
> machines which have internet access.   But then I just disconnected my LAN
> and installed a dedicated system for internet access.
> Have Fun!
> Reg
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