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test getuid() == 0 instead of arbitrary 502 #5222

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benjaoming commented Jul 27, 2016


Seems like an old bug and some kind of untested code that's been introduced a long time ago.


If not all TODOs are marked, this PR is considered WIP (work in progress)

  • Have tests been written for the new code? If you're fixing a bug, write a regression test (or have a really good reason for not writing one... and I mean really good!)
  • Has documentation been written/updated?
  • New dependencies (if any) added to requirements file

Reviewer guidance

If you're a Mac expert the please feel free to jump in.

Otherwise please feel convinced by this:

➜  ka-lite git:(fix-uid-check) sudo python
Python 2.7.6 (default, Jun 22 2015, 17:58:13) 
[GCC 4.8.2] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import os
>>> os.getuid()

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@benjaoming benjaoming added the bug label Jul 27, 2016

@benjaoming benjaoming added this to the 0.16.7 milestone Jul 27, 2016

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benjaoming commented Jul 28, 2016

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benjaoming commented Jul 28, 2016

Since this works fine, I'm merging it.. it might interfere with deployments that deliberately use root, but using --noinput silences the prompt.

@j-schwartz just a heads up on this...

@benjaoming benjaoming merged commit 6954468 into learningequality:0.16.x Jul 28, 2016

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@benjaoming benjaoming removed the has PR label Jul 28, 2016

@benjaoming benjaoming deleted the benjaoming:fix-uid-check branch Jul 31, 2016

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