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    SubjectRe: ISA slot detection on PCI systems?
    Eric S. Raymond wrote:

    > [...]
    > The person running the autoconfigurator is not and should not be doing so
    > as root. Requiring the person to stop and sun sudo just so the
    > autoconfigurator can proceed is exactly the sort of pointless
    > obstacle we should *not* be putting in front of users!
    >
    > (Telling me to rely on dmidecode already being installed SUID is not
    > a good answer either. No prizes for figuring out why.)
    >
    > Ay caramba...please guys, try get your heads out of the internals
    > and start thinking from the *useability* angle for once!
    >

    Eric I see your point now. But stop me if I don't get the idea behind
    your autoconfigurator :
    Guessing the hardware configuration is done in order to ease the whole
    configuration process. After polishing the configuration - no need for
    root priviledge - the user start the build process that doesn't need
    root priviledge either.
    But when the user gets the resulting kernel how does (s)he avoid suing
    to root in order to *install* it and its modules ?
    I'm not familiar with people configuring and compiling kernels for
    pleasure. They usually want to boot it...

    Your whole point here is not to avoid several su instead of 1?

    LB.

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