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Old 11-21-2005, 08:22 PM   #1
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Give user rights to execute program


Hi,

there is a program that requires root-rights to execute (I don't know why, it can't do anything bad). How can I make it possible for a user to run it?
What I want to do is to have a button on the desktop to run it, therefore it is not an option to always open a console run the su command and then the program.

Thanks! Max
 
Old 11-21-2005, 08:57 PM   #2
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As root
chmod u+s /path/to/file

How do you know it can't do harm for sure? :}


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Old 11-22-2005, 12:11 AM   #3
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How do you know it can't do harm for sure? :}
Because I read and understood the source code line by line =)

When I do what you told me, I get the message: "The KDE libraries are not designed to run with suid privileges" (it is a KDE program).
 
Old 11-23-2005, 08:21 AM   #4
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When I do what you told me, I get the message: "The KDE libraries are not designed to run with suid privileges" (it is a KDE program).
Don't take my word for it but install 'sudo'?? Then, when it's set up, put sudo in front of command you want to execute. E.g. 'sudo ls'.

There's also a thing called 'fake root' or something, might be relevant.
 
Old 11-28-2005, 05:09 PM   #5
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I added myself withthe program to the sudoers, but the prob with the KDE lib remains. What else can I do?

Thanx, max
 
Old 11-28-2005, 07:45 PM   #6
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In KDE create a 'Link to Application' on the desktop (or on the panel) and point it to your binary. Now right click->Properties on the link you just created (as .desktop file) and go Application->Advanced Options, in there there is an option to 'run as a different user'.
 
Old 11-30-2005, 05:33 PM   #7
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Okay, that still asks me for a password, but it's better than nothing - thanks!
 
Old 11-30-2005, 07:17 PM   #8
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If you want it to be without a password you'll have to use sudo. Put a line like this in /etc/sudoers:
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username  ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: /usr/bin/programtorun
then setup the shortcut to execute 'sudo /usr/bin/programtorun'. You can then untick the option to run as a different user. Sudo should work with kde apps - I just tried 'sudo /usr/bin/konqueror' then and it worked.

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