[TAG] lpr works for user not root in Basiclinux 2.1
Kapil Hari Paranjape
kapil at imsc.res.in
Sat Jan 27 00:17:26 MSK 2007
On Fri, 26 Jan 2007, Sindi Keesan wrote:
> Nobody has hijacked my system in four years. Unless there are some hidden
> files I have not run across.
Whatever works for you is of course what you should choose.
The following is a suggestion not to you specifically but to all
those who ask questions on lists like this one.
Generally speaking the more "finely localised and tuned" the system,
the harder it is to find someone to diagnose its problems over
For example, someone could make some tweaks to the Linux kernel
so that it ignores access control (both for filesystems and
processes) entirely. A system built with this "feature" might even
be significantly smaller than the existing system as a number of
utilities and library calls would be eliminated. But I think that a
question about such a system could not really be called a "GNU/Linux
system question" as most people answering would be mislead by this
I believe (and it is only a belief since I have not actually tried to
build such a system recently[*]) that it is possible to take "standard"
components of a "standard" distribution like Debian and build a
"small" distribution which is standard-enough so that questions about
it would be answerable by a large number of people and which is small
enough to boot on old hardware.
[*] The last time I built such a system was in 1996 when we had a
single floppy boot of an "Xterm on a 386" --- it was built using Debian
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