Bug 1277603 - /var/log/gdm should be marked in spec as %verify(not mode group)
/var/log/gdm should be marked in spec as %verify(not mode group)
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
Unspecified Unspecified
unspecified Severity unspecified
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Desktop QE
Depends On: 1275532
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Reported: 2015-11-03 11:09 EST by Jan Lieskovsky
Modified: 2017-12-06 07:28 EST (History)
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Clone Of: 1275532
Last Closed: 2017-12-06 07:28:19 EST
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Description Jan Lieskovsky 2015-11-03 11:09:32 EST
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #1275532 +++

Description of problem:
/var/log/gdm should not be reported by rpm -V as error

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install gdm
2. rpm -V gdm

Actual results:
# rpm -V gdm
.M....G..    /var/log/gdm

Expected results:
No error

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jan Lieskovsky 2015-11-03 11:11:22 EST
Updated "Actual results" information for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Update 7 system (gdm-2.30.4-64.el6.x86_64) is as follows:

[root@localhost ~]# cat /etc/redhat-release 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.7 (Santiago)
[root@localhost ~]# rpm -V gdm
.M....G..    /var/log/gdm
.M.......    /var/run/gdm
missing     /var/run/gdm/greeter
Comment 2 DHC 2016-03-24 16:07:13 EDT
Just wanted to weigh in that a fix for the /var/log/gdm and /var/run/gdm issues would be greatly appreciated.  This item frequently gets flagged during system security audits.

Comment 3 Jan Kurik 2017-12-06 07:28:19 EST
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 is in the Production 3 Phase. During the Production 3 Phase, Critical impact Security Advisories (RHSAs) and selected Urgent Priority Bug Fix Advisories (RHBAs) may be released as they become available.

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This issue does not meet the inclusion criteria for the Production 3 Phase and will be marked as CLOSED/WONTFIX. If this remains a critical requirement, please contact Red Hat Customer Support to request a re-evaluation of the issue, citing a clear business justification. Note that a strong business justification will be required for re-evaluation. Red Hat Customer Support can be contacted via the Red Hat Customer Portal at the following URL:


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