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0STORE-SECURE-ADD

0STORE-SECURE-ADD

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NAME

0store-secure-add --- add an implementation to the system cache

 

SYNOPSIS

0store-secure-add DIGEST

 

DESCRIPTION

This command imports the current directory into the system-wide shared Zero Install cache, as /var/cache/0install.net/implementations/DIGEST. This allows a program downloaded by one user to be shared with other users.

The current directory must contain a file called '.manifest' listing all the files to be added (in the format required by DIGEST), and this file must have the given digest. If not, the import is refused. Therefore, it is only possible to add a directory to the cache if its name matches its contents.

It is intended that it be safe to grant untrusted users permission to call this command with elevated privileges. To set this up, see below.

 

SETTING UP SHARING

To enable sharing, the system administrator should follow these steps:

Create a new system user to own the cache:

adduser --system zeroinst

Create the shared directory, owned by this new user:

mkdir /var/cache/0install.net

chown zeroinst /var/cache/0install.net

Use visudo(8) to add these lines to /etc/sudoers:

Defaults>zeroinst env_reset,always_set_home

ALL ALL=(zeroinst) NOPASSWD: /usr/bin/0store-secure-add

Create a script called 0store-secure-add-helper in PATH to call it. This script must be executable and contain these two lines:

#!/bin/sh

exec sudo -S -u zeroinst /usr/bin/0store-secure-add "$@" < /dev/null

The other Zero Install programs will call this helper script automatically.

 

FILES

/var/cache/0install.net/implementations
System-wide Zero Install cache.

 

LICENSE

Copyright (C) 2009 Thomas Leonard.

You may redistribute copies of this program under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License.

 

BUGS

This program is EXPERIMENTAL. It has not been audited. Do not use it yet in security-critial environments.

The env_reset line in sudoers may not be required. sudo(1) seems to do it automatically.

If sudo let us check whether we could call a command then we could switch to using it automatically, instead of needing to add the helper script. Currently, sudo delays for one second and writes to auth.log if we try to use this system when it hasn't been set up.

Please report bugs to the developer mailing list:

http://0install.net/support.html

 

AUTHOR

Zero Install was created by Thomas Leonard.

 

SEE ALSO

0store(1)

The Zero Install web-site:

http://0install.net


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
SETTING UP SHARING
FILES
LICENSE
BUGS
AUTHOR
SEE ALSO

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