[fpc-devel] Linux kernel behaviour change regarding keyboard

Michael Van Canneyt michael.vancanneyt at wisa.be
Wed Jul 18 18:09:42 CEST 2007

On Wed, 18 Jul 2007, Marco van de Voort wrote:

> > On 18 Jul 2007, at 14:08, Jonas Maebe wrote:
> > 
> > >> Install the IDE setuid.
> > >
> > > That would be an extremely bad idea with the current stability  
> > > record of the IDE.
> > 
> > Not to mention that it allows you to open and overwrite any arbitrary  
> > file.
> Yes. Just like we all have for decades. And no, it is not ideal, but
> apparantly that is what the kernel devels want as the only way to access the
> full terminal capability.

You cannot distribute a tool which creates a security hole as large as from
here till Tokio. That would not look good the day it is discovered, and
arguments like "the kernel forcing us to do so" will not help us then.

It just means you'll have less functionality.
How does midnight commander solve it? As far as I know, it also
has strange keyboard combinations ?


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