Bug 4084

Summary: Minicom won't run unless run as root
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: antonino
Component: minicomAssignee: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Version: 6.0CC: pmahadev
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Hardware: i386   
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Description antonino 1999-07-17 06:45:04 UTC
Minicom fails unless it's run with root
privileges. As a normal user it fails to create
the lock file in /var/lock/LCK..modem.

The -o option does not override it. Is this a security
feature?

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-07-28 18:34:59 UTC
Minicom is shipped without the setgid bit needed to write in
/var/lock in order to minimize security risks. If you do
	chgrp uucp /usr/bin/minicom
	chmod g+s /usr/bin/minicom
then any user (not just root) will be able to create a lock file.