Bug 108780 - info unusable: wrong permissions on /usr/share/info/dir
Summary: info unusable: wrong permissions on /usr/share/info/dir
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: bc
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Thomas Woerner
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
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Depends On:
Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2003-11-01 22:19 UTC by J. J. Ramsey
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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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)
Gecko/20031027

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):
info-4.5-2

How reproducible:
Always

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?

0022


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. 
Reassigning.

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


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