Bug 18573 - /etc/rc.d/init.d/xfs should chmod a+r, not just +r.
/etc/rc.d/init.d/xfs should chmod a+r, not just +r.
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2000-10-06 17:18 EDT by Geir Harald Hansen
Modified: 2005-10-31 17:00 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-11-14 12:43:47 EST
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Description Geir Harald Hansen 2000-10-06 17:18:07 EDT
/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 16:22:12 EST
Thanks, fixed in rawhide.  Will appear shortly.

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