root on ports

Fabio Fracassi f.fracassi at
Thu Feb 15 13:06:11 PST 2001

On Thursday 15 February 2001 15:36, you wrote:

> elements like <make_install> need to be root, right?
> so that alfs process has to become root @ some point, right?
> <password>does not have plain text here</password>

but anyone with read access to the profile can still take the encrypted 
password to get root access! Or not?

IMHO we should leave the password management to dedicated key agents,
that way we won't risk any security holes!


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