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synaptic on 17.10

On Thu, Feb 1, 2018 at 12:58 PM, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:
> There were research efforts into running X.11 as the normal logged-in
> non-root user, which would have rendered this security issue moot --
> but it never happened, because of the GNOME project's enthusiasm for
> its new display server. With a whole new server, there was no need any
> more for "rootless X".

X can run rootless under systemd - and can run rootless with an suid
wrapper under sysvrc and openrc.