[PULL to discuss] Remove kdrive, Xnest, and Xvfb

Jeremy Huddleston jeremyhu at apple.com
Tue Mar 27 10:34:50 PDT 2012

On Mar 27, 2012, at 12:08 AM, Michel Dänzer <michel at daenzer.net> wrote:

> On Mon, 2012-03-26 at 22:06 -0700, Alan Coopersmith wrote: 
>> On 03/26/12 09:07 PM, Jamey Sharp wrote:
>>> Maybe I have it right this time: On Debian, there's no problem,
>>> because /usr/bin/X is a trivial suid wrapper and /usr/bin/Xorg is not
>>> installed suid. Solaris and other Unixes could take the same approach,
>>> right?
>> While I've heard about this before, I've not seen the sources for this wrapper
>> (can someone provide a pointer?  all I'm finding in google is man pages & bug
>> reports that reference it)
> http://anonscm.debian.org/gitweb/?p=pkg-xorg/debian/xorg.git;a=history;f=debian/local/xserver-wrapper.c

As a warning, this is GPL-2:

  88  * This is free software; you may redistribute it and/or modify
  89  * it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as
  90  * published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2,
  91  * or (at your option) any later version.

I stopped reading after that point, given that we are likely to do something similar, I didn't want to contaminate myself with potential GPL influence.  Anyone who might actually write the code for our version of this wrapper should probably avoid reading the source.


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