root on ports

Bryan Dumm bdumm at bobby.bcpub.com
Wed Feb 14 23:58:26 PST 2001


On Thursday 15 February 2001 12:35, you wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 14, 2001 at 11:15:47PM +0000, Bryan Dumm wrote:
> > maybe then just
> >
> > <password>
> > and
> > <user>
> >
> > are needed. ALFS.pm can by default, retry the command as root
> > if a <password> is supplied with the profile? It will only try as other
> > <user> if that is supplied?
>
> I'm not sure if it good idea to try something as root only because we
> couldn't do it as regular user. That could be a problem no matter we
> supplied a password and have all that lovely superuser privileges.
> We should really limit this with some of those tags, like you said, or
> maybe attributes? Like: <make_install user="root"> which was already
> mentioned once?
>

k, but where is the pass????

Or are you saying 

<password>gjfkjreitu8</password>
stuff
later on
<make_install user="root">

?

Bryan





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