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Bug 107069 - Crontabs delete /tmp/.ICE-unix, which causes later non-root ownership
Crontabs delete /tmp/.ICE-unix, which causes later non-root ownership
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: tmpwatch (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Miloslav Trmač
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2003-10-14 15:20 EDT by Robert M. Riches Jr.
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:58 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: 2.9.1-1
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Last Closed: 2004-08-14 17:14:49 EDT
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Description Robert M. Riches Jr. 2003-10-14 15:20:34 EDT
Description of problem:
Something in the crontabs is deleting /tmp/.ICE-unix, which
causes later creation with non-root ownership, and whining
warning messages that it should be owned by root.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create /tmp/.ICE-unix with root ownership if it does not
already exist.
2. Let the system run for a week or two.
3. Have a Gnome user log in.
4. Notice /tmp/.ICE-unix is owned by the user, not by root.
Notice the warning that /tmp/.ICE-unix should be owned by
root.  (It was until tmpwatch deleted it.  :-(
Actual results:
Something, apparently tmpwatch, is deleting /tmp/.ICE-unix,
after which Gnome/KDE/something creates it again, but without
root ownership.

Expected results:
If /tmp/.ICE-unix should be owned by root, then tmpwatch
should leave it alone.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Miloslav Trmač 2004-08-14 17:14:49 EDT
Should be fixed in tmpwatch-2.9.1-1, to show up in rawhide shortly.

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