This bug report is a copy of https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=988632
Description of problem:
gnome-settings-daemon housekeeping-plugin fails to clean up (delete) old systemd private directories.
These errors are logged exactly every hour (+60min between two blocks of those log entries)
In my case those directories are:
and some entries in trash://
this for example looks like
Jul 25 19:52:39 olympian /etc/gdm/Xsession: (gnome-settings-daemon:1689): housekeeping-plugin-WARNING **: Failed to enumerate children of /var/tmp/systemd-private-YMj80k: Permission denied
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
always when old systemd directories are left over. On several Fedora installations.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. wait for 1 hour
2. watch syslog
those directories should be cleaned up
I'm not sure whether or not they're supposed to be deleted, but yes I also have a few files and directories in /var/tmp that generate the same warning.
It is certainly a permissions issue:
Systemd temporary directories create this warning. All directories are owned root:root and have 700 permissions.
Some abrt directories create this warning. These particular directories are owned root:abrt and have 770 permissions.
Trimmed log output can be found at: http://paste.fedoraproject.org/207827/
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