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bug #6034: Active translator of ordinary user can't use stdout and stderr

Submitted by:  Ognyan Kulev <ogi>
Submitted on:  Sat 18 Oct 2003 01:44:13 PM UTC  
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  None
Status:  Works For Me Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  None Originator Name: 
Open/Closed:  Closed Reproducibility:  Every Time
Size (loc):  None Planned Release:  None
Effort:  0.00
Wiki-like text discussion box: 

stdout is closed (see libfshelp/start-translator.c), but stderr is connected and works just fine.

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Wed 10 May 2006 09:53:31 PM UTC, comment #1:

stderr should always be available for active translators. At least with an enhanced hello translator (i.e. libtrivfs) it is.

All file descriptors are closed in at least two places in libfshelp, see `grep -i std[eo] libfshelp/*'. stderr is manually re-enabled afterwards. So, it seems that active translators are only allowed to use stderr, but not stdout.

In case you remember, where did you experience that being root or not makes a difference?

Thomas Schwinge <tschwinge>
Project Administrator
Sat 18 Oct 2003 01:44:13 PM UTC, original submission:

By design, active translators are allowed to use stdout and stderr.

This works only when user is root, but not when you are an ordinary user.

Ognyan Kulev <ogi>
Project Member


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        Wiki-like text discussion box => stdout is closed (see libfshelp/start-translator.c), but stderr is connected and works just fine.

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