[BLFS Trac] #1976: Udev rule required to support non-root use of lsusb

BLFS Trac trac at linuxfromscratch.org
Sun May 21 07:15:19 PDT 2006

#1976: Udev rule required to support non-root use of lsusb
 Reporter:  archaic at linuxfromscratch.org  |        Owner:  blfs-book at linuxfromscratch.org
     Type:  task                          |       Status:  new                           
 Priority:  normal                        |    Milestone:  6.2                           
Component:  BOOK                          |      Version:  SVN                           
 Severity:  normal                        |   Resolution:                                
 Keywords:  lsusb                         |  
Comment (by martyman99999 at yahoo.com):

 As to who should be allowed to do what, it is no different than any other
 permissions policy decision that the system administration might make.

 I mentioned the mode because we are in a little bit of uncharted water
 here moving away from usbfs, and it took me a while to figure out that was
 the missing piece, as opposed to some missing piece of implementation in
 libusb or lsusb, or something else not set up properly.  Hopefully it
 would save someone else some time.

 As to the origin of /sbin, "If these were truly "root only" commands, then
 /sbin and /usr/sbin would have 700 permissions. Long, apparently too long
 ago, /sbin (and /usr/sbin) were reserved by informal convention for
 commands that were statically linked".  Although, it has become the
 practice not to have /sbin and /usr/sbin in the path for regular users.

 - Marty Jack

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