[arch-dev-public] games group

Jason Chu jason at archlinux.org
Tue Apr 17 01:03:36 EDT 2007

On Mon, Apr 16, 2007 at 11:36:58PM +0200, Jan de Groot wrote:
> 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.

It's strange that everyone seems ok with this.  I remember all the other
times that it was suggested it was shouted down (I think it was on the
tur-users list).  I'm interested to hear the people who don't think this is
a good idea.

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