[vbox-dev] QCoreApplication::setSetuidAllowed(true) needed for virtualbox dev versions to get setuid permissions for Qt

Michael Thayer michael.thayer at oracle.com
Mon Oct 29 09:15:08 UTC 2018

Hello Winston,

Sorry, this was fixed last week but the test builds are not up-to-date.
 I am uploading new ones, and they should be visible in an hour or so.
The revision (internal, not checked what the public svn equivalent is)
which fixed the problem was r126001, so any test build after that
revision should work.


26.10.18 23:36, Winston W wrote:
> Hi,
> The development snapshots are complaining about setuid problems, since
> the executables are chmodded to 4755:
> Qt FATAL: FATAL: The application binary appears to be running setuid,
> this is a security hole.
> Aborted
> It seems that Qt does not allow setuid() for now... I think calling
> QCoreApplication::setSetuidAllowed(true)  is needed.
> Thank you.
> Winston
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