[Slackbuilds-users] Problems with system permissions getting changed
jh.ingersoll at gmail.com
Mon Oct 15 22:52:39 UTC 2007
On 10/15/07, Robby Workman <rworkman at slackbuilds.org> wrote:
> John Ingersoll wrote:
> > On 10/15/07, *Robby Workman* <rworkman at slackbuilds.org
> > <mailto:rworkman at slackbuilds.org>> wrote:
> > John Ingersoll wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I've installed two packages from slackbuilds and experienced the
> > > problem both times .
> > >
> > > The most recent install was ppracer. After both installations, I
> > noticed
> > > my user account didn't have permissions to do some of the simplest
> > > tasks, e.g., `ls'.
> > We don't have ppracer in our repo, so this was not from us.
> > http://slackbuilds.org/repository/11.0/games/ppracer/
> > http://slackbuilds.org/slackbuilds/11.0/games/ppracer.tar.gz
> > Sorry I should have said I'm still running Slack11
> > What was the other?
> > tuxtype2 (also SW11: and that occured several months back)
> Ah, okay. Hmm, I don't have an 11.0 box handy; however, I have a fix:
> in the build script, have it use this:
> /sbin/makepkg -c y -l y ... instead of /sbin/makepkg -c n -l n
> I must admit that I find it surprising that this was not already
> reported back when 11.0 was in wider usage - are you by chance
> using a non-default umask for the root account?
<slaps forehead> i think you just nailed it!
Post the output of "umask" both as a normal user and as root.
root => 0027
user => 0027
My mistake (note to self: change umask before install)
I got on this 'system hardening' kick a while back and keep getting burned
by it. Many thanks.
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