[blfs-dev] [blfs-book] r10412 - trunk/BOOK/postlfs/security

Armin K. krejzi at email.com
Thu Jul 12 13:11:16 PDT 2012

On 07/12/2012 10:07 PM, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> Ragnar Thomsen wrote:
>> On Thursday 12 July 2012 13:08:31 krejzi at linuxfromscratch.org wrote:
>>> Do not use tab in xml files, and do not add helper or internal programs to
>>> installed programs list.
>> Alright, but what about polkitd? Since it is residing in /usr/lib/polkit-1 ,
>> isn't it an internal program as well?
> Typically we mention all executables in /bin, /sbin, /usr/bin,
> /usr/sbin, but if it's a helper file, say that in the explanation.
> For example see
> http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/view/development/chapter06/grub.html
> I added grub-bios-setup, grub-sparc64-setup, and grub-ofpathname and say
> they are helper programs.  Some of the others not marked as helper may
> in fact be additional helpers.  I didn't check all the existing entries.
> If a program is in *bin, then I think it's confusing to not mention it,
> but in some cases there are too many to list, e.g., texlive-20110705.
>     -- Bruce

Those are still in {,/usr}/{bin,sbin}, while polkit ones are libexec 
programs, meant to be used internaly by daemon only. I really have no 
idea what is the purpose of polkit-agent-helper-1 and no man page exists 
for it so it is not meant to be used by the user and thus not worth 

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