Bug 1405 - linuxconf and netconf alter permissions of /var/lock/
linuxconf and netconf alter permissions of /var/lock/
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: linuxconf (Show other bugs)
5.1
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-03-02 19:11 EST by jeremy.laidman
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-04-09 23:06:31 EDT
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Description jeremy.laidman 1999-03-02 19:11:06 EST
I have a particular requirement to set /var/lock/ to be
writeable by the mail group.  However if I run linuxconf or
netconf and "activate changes", even if I don't select any
changes, the ownership of /var/lock/ is changed to
uucp.root/755.  This breaks my application and I don't see
any reason why linuxconf needs to do this.
Comment 1 Michael K. Johnson 1999-04-09 23:06:59 EDT
One of linuxconf's standard behaviours is to be a second guard
watching over system file and directory permissions.  You can
tell linuxconf the new permissions you want to use and it will
quit annoying you like this.
Control/Control files and systems/Configure all configuration files
is the path you need to take to make these kinds of changes.

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