On 18 September 2016 at 18:23, Roland Hughes <rol...@logikalsolutions.com>
> Is it possible to use Qt-based applications on OS X that run with elevated
> privileges (= as root), in general and if they need to connect to the
> user's session dbus?
> Typically you need to look at QApplication documentation. There is
> something you have to set in that class BEFORE you instantiate it. If that
> is not set Qt will block priv elevations. On Linux which, OS x is just the
> cheaper less capable BSD, you can then use "capabilities" (forget the
> correct name) library which allows a user app to temporarily elevate its
> privs for certain things.
What you're thinking of is the suid protection. It doesn't affect just
running things as root.
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