Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#2193 closed defect

unnecessary warning about 'being non root' from sysinfo — at Initial Version

Reported by: jinmei Owned by:
Priority: medium Milestone: Remaining BIND10 tickets
Component: sysinfo Version: bind10-old
Keywords: Cc:
CVSS Scoring: Parent Tickets:
Sensitive: no Defect Severity: N/A
Sub-Project: Core Feature Depending on Ticket:
Estimated Difficulty: 2 Add Hours to Ticket: 0
Total Hours: 0 Internal?: no

Description

I saw this warning from isc-sysinfo ran on a FreeBSD server:

NOTE: You have to run this program as the root user so that it can
      collect all the information it requires. Some information is
      only available to the root user.

but, as far as I can see, there's no information that is missing
whether or not I run it as a root. I further suspect it's applicable
to all BSD variants (I see this note on MacOS too).

I suspect it's another example of the Linux-centric mindset. I need
to fix it; the top level behavior must be generic.

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