[Slackbuilds-users] Problems with system permissions getting changed

John Ingersoll jh.ingersoll at gmail.com
Mon Oct 15 21:32:59 UTC 2007


I've installed two packages from slackbuilds and experienced the same
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.,

It was because Permissions on the following directories got changed to 750
root:root  :
/  /usr  /usr/bin  /usr/doc  /usr/share

In the SlackBuild file there is:

chown -R root:root .
chmod -R a-s,u+w,go-w+r .

which is taking place in /tmp/SBo... ok no problem there ...
  ... and in fact after the build these dirs (/ /usr...) permissions were
ok. (At first I thought chown / chmod -R were recursing upwards, i.e.
hitting "..": I always set GLOBIGNORE='.:..' in my profile to keep myself
from doing this with chown -R *)

... It was in fact after installpkg that these (/ /usr ...) above got

Is it absolutely necessary to set ownership/permissions that way in the
build? Or do I have something configured wrong that makes the installpkg
behave strange? I.e. overwriting the permissions when it copies directories
(i've used installpkg / pkgtool a number of times with .tgz files without
this happening)


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