I can't run firefox from a sudoed python script that drops privileges to normal user. If i write
# sudo python >>> import os >>> import pwd, grp >>> uid = pwd.getpwnam('norby') >>> gid = grp.getgrnam('norby') >>> os.setegid(gid) >>> os.seteuid(uid) >>> import webbrowser >>> webbrowser.get('firefox').open('www.google.it') True >>> # It returns true but doesn't work >>> from subprocess import Popen,PIPE >>> p = Popen('firefox www.google.it', shell=True,stdout=PIPE,stderr=PIPE) >>> # Doesn't execute the command
I think that is not a python problem, but firefox/iceweasel/debian configuration problem. Maybe firefox read only UID and not EUID, and doesn't execute process because UID is equal 0. What do you think about?