failures disabling security [was Re: journal is hard + sugar and the digital age]

pgf at laptop.org pgf at laptop.org
Wed Oct 15 12:18:16 EDT 2008


erik wrote:
 > On Thu, Oct 09, 2008 at 02:30:47PM -0400, Michael Stone wrote:
 > > ....
 > > On Thu, Oct 09, 2008 at 12:55:43PM -0400, Erik Garrison wrote:
 > >> In particular, our security model has the effect of preventing work on
 > >> this issue that isn't supported by all the core developers. 
 > >
 > > Scott seems to be suffering from no impediment from our security model
 > > so please explain your complaint in more detail or 
 > >
 > >   rm /etc/olpc-security
 > >   and get on with life.
 > 
 > I am attempting to disable rainbow security with this command but
 > finding failures with several activities:
 > http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/8834

what is the actual effect of removing that file?  in particular,
what affect does it have on things specified in permissions.info: 
persistent uid, access to USB serial, etc?  (it may have no
affect -- but if it disables any of those features, it feels like
a possible issue.)

paul
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 paul fox, pgf at laptop.org


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