Bug 218383 - /sbin/consoletype: Permission denied when logging in
/sbin/consoletype: Permission denied when logging in
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2006-12-04 17:40 EST by Linda Knippers
Modified: 2014-03-16 23:04 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-12-04 18:15:09 EST
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Description Linda Knippers 2006-12-04 17:40:08 EST
Description of problem:
A regular user gets "/sbin/consoletype: Permission denied" when logging in.
The /etc/profile.d/lang.sh script wants to run the program but the 
permissions on the file are 500.  In RHEL4 the permissions are 755.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I'm running the RHEL5 beta 2 with SELinux enabled and the MLS
policy from dwalsh's people page.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.create a regular using (bash shell in my case)
2.log in
Actual results:
-bash: /sbin/consoletype: Permission denied

Expected results:
no error

Additional info:
If I change the permissions it works of course.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2006-12-04 18:02:54 EST
I'm not seeing this - on all arches, /sbin/consoletype is 0755.

How did you install?
Comment 2 Linda Knippers 2006-12-04 18:09:50 EST
I had a feeling it seemed too broken to not be noticed...

I installed using the kickstart script we're using for the LSPP
project and the script.
RPM download:

Let me take a closer look at what its doing.  I hope I can find a log
Comment 3 Linda Knippers 2006-12-04 18:13:46 EST
Well, I verified that the rpm thinks the permissions should be 755 so 
this must be a bug in the kickstart setup.  Sorry about that.  Shall I
just close the bug or do you want to?
Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2006-12-04 18:15:09 EST
I can.

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