Bug 108780 - info unusable: wrong permissions on /usr/share/info/dir
Summary: info unusable: wrong permissions on /usr/share/info/dir
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: bc
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Thomas Woerner
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-11-01 22:19 UTC by J. J. Ramsey
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-10-07 14:07:50 UTC

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Description J. J. Ramsey 2003-11-01 22:19:05 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4.1)

Description of problem:
If I type "info ld", I get the error message "info: dir: Permission
denied". This is because only root has permission to read
/usr/share/info/dir. I can fix the problem easily with chmod.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Comment 1 J. J. Ramsey 2003-11-01 22:22:36 UTC
Due to braindeadness in the new Bugzilla, I was forced to enter a
false value for the component. "info" was not available from the list
of components, and having anything in the "Component Text" box made
Bugzilla tell me to press "Back" and choose a component.

Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2003-11-03 09:20:59 UTC
What's the history of this installation?

Comment 3 J. J. Ramsey 2003-11-03 13:17:55 UTC
> What's the history of this installation?

Originally test3, updated to the latest Rawhide/Fedora-updates.

Comment 4 Tim Waugh 2003-11-04 16:48:40 UTC
What does 'umask' say, as root?

Comment 5 J. J. Ramsey 2003-11-04 17:35:23 UTC
> What does 'umask' say, as root?


Comment 6 Tim Waugh 2003-11-04 17:47:59 UTC
A fresh installation of Fedora Core (latest tree) doesn't have this
problem.  I think this probably occurred during an upgrade of a
separate package.  It sounds like an errant scriptlet adjusting that
file without using install-info.

One package whose scriptlet looks particularly suspicious is bc. 

Comment 7 Thomas Woerner 2004-10-07 14:07:50 UTC
Closing as "NOT A BUG".

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