[arch-dev-public] games group

Roman Kyrylych roman.kyrylych at gmail.com
Mon Apr 16 18:10:39 EDT 2007

2007/4/17, Jan de Groot <jan at jgc.homeip.net>:
> Hi all,
> I'm currently busy with the movement of gnome from /opt/gnome to /usr.
> One of the last packages I need to do is gnome-games, which is
> everything but fun.
> Current situation:
> - gnome-games package, many games, different ones for every major
> release
> - several score files per game, created by postinstall/postupgrade with
> root:user permissions, writable by user, created as 660 files.
> - score files can change in any release
> Now a games group would come in handy:
> - forget about the post_install and score files
> - install game binaries setgid games
> - users can't cheat anymore because they can only write score files by
> executing the game
> I would propose to add a games group and a directory called /var/games
> or /var/lib/games with root:games ownership and 775 rights.


Roman Kyrylych (Роман Кирилич)

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