FS#6725 - mtr-0.72-1 : new pkg will not work without root

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Jeffrey Grembecki (xehp) - Wednesday, 28 March 2007, 07:53 GMT
Last edited by Dan McGee (toofishes) - Wednesday, 11 July 2007, 16:01 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Dan McGee (toofishes)
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version 0.7.2 Gimmick
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


The new package release requires root or special groups privelege to execute. It results in the error "mtr: unable to get raw sockets.".

The problem is /usr/sbin/mtr is no longer suid root in the new package where it is in the prior ones.
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Closed by  Dan McGee (toofishes)
Wednesday, 11 July 2007, 16:01 GMT
Reason for closing:  Won't fix
Additional comments about closing:  no timely objections, easy to suid it if you need to.
Comment by Dan McGee (toofishes) - Sunday, 13 May 2007, 04:46 GMT
Sorry for the wait on this one. The change was made upstream, so I hesitate to change this behavior.

Given that it is installed in sbin, it is intended to be run by an administrator. If you want to change it locally, then go for it.

Closing as a "won't fix" if there are no huge objections.