Bug 3524 - xinitrc-2.4-1 puts wrong permissions on /etc/X11/xinit/*
Summary: xinitrc-2.4-1 puts wrong permissions on /etc/X11/xinit/*
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: xinitrc
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jay Turner
QA Contact:
: 3537 3543 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-06-17 10:57 UTC by Tony Kocurko
Modified: 2015-01-07 23:37 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-06-17 18:42:59 UTC

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Description Tony Kocurko 1999-06-17 10:57:33 UTC
At least /etc/X11/xinit/Xclients had 0644 permissions rather
than 0755, after I installed the xinitrc-2.4-1.noarch.rpm
upgrade as suggested on your 6.0 Errata page.

Otherwise, everything went in perfectly. You guys are great!

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-06-17 18:39:59 UTC
*** Bug 3537 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

When I installed the new xinitrc package for RH 6.0, the
Xclients file in /etc/X11/xinitrc does not have execute
permissions.  This did not allow me to start up with
enlightement or KDE...  Just twm

chmod a+rx fixes the problem

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-06-17 18:42:59 UTC
fixed in xinitrc-2.4.1-1, which will be available shortly.

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 1999-06-17 22:21:59 UTC
*** Bug 3543 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

The new xinitrc version 2.4.1_noarch for the 386 Intel
platform doesn't work at all. After upgrade of the necesary
XFree86 packages errata.Trying startx at root give permision
denied /etc/X11/xinit/Xclients.

Reinstalling the old xinitrc-2_3.1_noarch.rpm correct the

My by a misconfiguration in the source of xinitrc

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