Bug 18573 - /etc/rc.d/init.d/xfs should chmod a+r, not just +r.
Summary: /etc/rc.d/init.d/xfs should chmod a+r, not just +r.
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86   
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Version: 7.0
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Mike A. Harris
QA Contact: David Lawrence
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-10-06 21:18 UTC by Geir Harald Hansen
Modified: 2005-10-31 22:00 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-11-14 17:43:47 UTC
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Description Geir Harald Hansen 2000-10-06 21:18:07 UTC
/etc/rc.d/init.d/xfs runs mkfontdir when needed.
It chmods only +r on fonts.dir and encodings.dir not at all.
Then it runs xfs -droppriv, which cannot read the files.

Fix:  chmod a+r fonts.dir encodings.dir

Also, the error message from xfs says that there is a bad font.  It should 
be saying that it is unable to open a file and which file that is.

The result of this bug is that gdm keeps dying and restarting every 2 
seconds, as there is no xfs running.  Quite nasty and probably difficult 
to fix for a beginner.

Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2001-03-01 21:22:12 UTC
Thanks, fixed in rawhide.  Will appear shortly.

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