Bug 178427

Summary: rpm appears to lack means to restore incorrect filemodes
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Peter Allan <lists>
Component: rpmAssignee: Paul Nasrat <pnasrat>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Mike McLean <mikem>
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Version: 4CC: nalin
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Description Peter Allan 2006-01-20 14:58:50 UTC
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Description of problem:
I propose a new /usr/bin/rpmfixmodes that will return all or a selection of files (chosen by filename or package) to the values in the RPM DB thus returning to conformity with rpmverify.

I have a quick draft script at
but withot the file selection logic.

A dry run reporting planned actions would also be desirable.

If there is interest in including such a tool I'm happy do develop it (in Perl) and contribute it under GPL.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. chmod -R 777 /
2. echo Oh Bother

Actual Results:  filemodes are now wrong

Expected Results:  as expected - you asked for it; you got it

Additional info:

Comment 1 Nalin Dahyabhai 2006-01-20 18:35:20 UTC
How does this differ from RPM's "--setperms" and/or "--setugids" options?

Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2006-01-20 19:25:40 UTC
Doesn't differ at all.