Dear galaxy-dev list,

The documentation ( mentions that sudo permissions for /usr/bin/chown are required in order to run jobs as a real user. This causes quite some headache to our system admins (understandably).

I tried (unsuccessfully) to dig a bit in the sources to find the place(s) where sudo chown is called (the idea was to create a small wrapper which might get sudo permissions).

But I found that there is already scripts/ (which is also referred in galaxy.ini). Is it sufficient to make this script sudo callable? Or where could I invoke a wrapper for sudo chown in the galaxy code?

Thanks a lot.

Best regards,


Matthias Bernt
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