Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 315261
libutempter requires applications to have setgid utempter
Last modified: 2013-04-12 15:23:06 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #246063 +++
Description of problem:
Since FC6 the utemper binary is hidden in /usr/libexec/utempter and applications
using libutempter are required to have setgid utempter. This is causing problems
as the applications have removed some environment variables like LD_LIBRARY_PATH
and TMPDIR (see bug #229360).
Please move the utempter binary back to /usr/sbin and drop utempter group, or
change permissions of the directory to 755.
Andreas has fixed/is fixing this in Fedora - to get things changed in RHEL,
we'll need a bug that goes through issue tracker.
This bug blocks xterm update. Please don't close it.
This problem is blocking 309691, which we would like to fix on the 5.3 Fasttrack.
This also needs to move to 5.3 Fasttrack.
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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