Bug 1405

Summary: linuxconf and netconf alter permissions of /var/lock/
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: jeremy.laidman
Component: linuxconfAssignee: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Description jeremy.laidman 1999-03-03 00:11:06 UTC
I have a particular requirement to set /var/lock/ to be
writeable by the mail group.  However if I run linuxconf or
netconf and "activate changes", even if I don't select any
changes, the ownership of /var/lock/ is changed to
uucp.root/755.  This breaks my application and I don't see
any reason why linuxconf needs to do this.

Comment 1 Michael K. Johnson 1999-04-10 03:06:59 UTC
One of linuxconf's standard behaviours is to be a second guard
watching over system file and directory permissions.  You can
tell linuxconf the new permissions you want to use and it will
quit annoying you like this.
Control/Control files and systems/Configure all configuration files
is the path you need to take to make these kinds of changes.