200622 Piotr Karbowski wrote:
> On 22/06/2020 06.03, Philip Webb wrote:
> [...]
>> I don't want to use 'systemd', as I want to run a traditional UNIX version
>> of Linux + KDE (or Fluxbox) for a simple single-user desktop system.
> Then... don't use systemd !  I officially give you my approval for that.
> Read what you quoted in your email, elogind is standalone package.
> Elogind does work normally in the configuration with OpenRC and startx.

Ah, it cb used with 'startx', which is vital for me.

>> So again : Why is running 'xorg-server' as root "heavily discouraged" ?
> It's common sense to run software with the least privileges they require,
> so if new attack vector is discovered,
> perhaps there will be no escalation surface to make use of it.

OK, understood.  It doesn't look as if there's any genuine danger
in continuing to use 'xorg-server' with 'suid' on my single-user system,
but if it really is as straightforward to use 'elogind' instead,
I may decide to change to that method for the reason you offer.

Thanks for your explanation & to all the devs for their unpaid labors.

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