Bug 3087 - minicom's perms don't allow lock file creation
Summary: minicom's perms don't allow lock file creation
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 2922
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: minicom
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jay Turner
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Reported: 1999-05-27 06:06 UTC by fileland
Modified: 2015-01-07 23:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-05-27 14:15:48 UTC

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Description fileland 1999-05-27 06:06:02 UTC
the default perms on the minicom binary do not allow it to
create lockfiles in /var/lock since /var/lock is not world
writable +t.  5.2's minicom was set gid uucp as this would
allow it to create lock files in /var/lock

bad news: normal uses cannot launch minicom

Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-05-27 14:15:59 UTC
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 2922 ***

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