Enable Non Root Gigaflow

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Add the user account name you want

useradd rosuser

Make sure there is no password so the account can be used on startup

passwd -d rosuser

Set files to be owned by this user. Note that this will need to be done after every update

chown -R rosuser:rosuser /opt/ros
chown -R rosuser:rosuser /etc/init.d/rosd 

Edit the default service file

vi /etc/init.d/rosd 

Change the su command on line 15 to use the required user (rosuser in this case)

su rosuser -c ${_ROS_ROOT}/resources/start

Test that it works by logging in as the user and starting the service. If Gigaflow was already running as root, you will have to stop it first.

su - rosuser
/etc/init.d/ros restart

Note that by using a non root account, you will not be able to user ports <1024

When updating the software you will need to perform a similar process

wget -p
sudo -u rosuser /etc/init.d/rosd stop
sudo -u rosuser tar -vxzf ./ -C /
chmod 755 /opt/ros -R
chown -R rosuser:rosuser /opt/ros
sudo -u rosuser /etc/init.d/rosd start