Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 21895
failed to restore gid
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:59 EDT
Running mostly RH7, except cyrus-imap and exim are from Rawhide.
exim -bV works, whilst exim -bP dies with
exim: failed to restore gid: Operation not permitted
effectively kills eximon as well - can't figure out where the
log files are. I see that exim is suid root under rawhide, which
it was not under 3.13 of RH7.
3.13 failed miserably
Hmm, I can't reproduce this. :-/ What does ls -l /usr/sbin/exim say?
-rwsr-xr-x 1 root root 1238108 Oct 18 17:35 /usr/sbin/exim
Can run exim -bP as user mail, but not as root, or not as anyone else in the
I've been changing to user mail to run the admin stuff. Haven't monkeyed with
it in about a month.
eximon still has problems - running it as user mail works, but it gets
confused, and the bottom window doesn't update right.
You can close the case if you want.
I will. In newer exims there is a 'hide' keyword which allows more fine-grained
access control, and so we no longer ship the -bP patch.