[vbox-dev] Latest svn vbox runs only as root?
w41ter at gmail.com
Sun Aug 31 16:27:59 PDT 2008
Frank Mehnert wrote:
> I forward the answer from Knut here as his previous E-mail was
> accidently sent to the wrong address:
> Developers which wish to run directly from the build directory
> should add VBOX_WITHOUT_HARDENING=1 to their LocalConfig.kmk. If
> you're going to pack and install the stuff, you need to mark
> VirtualBox, VirtualBox3, VBoxHeadless, VBoxSDL and VBoxBFE (you
> might not be shipping all these) as setuid like done at the bottom
> of debian/postinst.
> Instead of editing LocalConfig.kmk there is now a configure option
> for disabling this setuid requirement:
> ./configure --disable-hardened
> Make sure you update any udev rules and reload the right vboxdrv
> after build it like this, otherwise it won't run (you'll get access
> denied errors).
For the record, it's ./configure --disable-hardening, but it does the
job. Thanks very much.
Is there an on-line discussion of why the hardening feature was started
and/or who would want to use it? (If the discussion has been in this
mailing list then it's well disguised :o)
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