Bug 3909 - tcsh as nonroot user /dev/port permission denied
tcsh as nonroot user /dev/port permission denied
Status: CLOSED WORKSFORME
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: tcsh (Show other bugs)
6.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-07-06 03:40 EDT by zmarcel
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:23 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-07-13 16:39:06 EDT
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Description zmarcel 1999-07-06 03:40:00 EDT
If a nonroot user starts tcsh in complains about permissions
for /dev/port. Although this seems not to affect the further
session, it is somehow a bug. If logging in as root user or
su'ed in somewhere this problem does not show up.
I hope you know a way to get rid of this ugly messages.

NONROOT:
Red Hat Linux release 6.0 (Hedwig)
Kernel 2.2.5-22 on an i686

travelmate login: sumo
Password:
Last login: Sun Jul  4 22:40:42 on tty1
Cannot open /dev/port: Permission denied
[sumo@travelmate ~]#

ROOT:
Red Hat Linux release 6.0 (Hedwig)
Kernel 2.2.5-22 on an i686

travelmate login: root
Password:
Last login: Mon Jul  5 21:58:05 on tty2
[root@travelmate ~]#
Comment 1 David Lawrence 1999-07-13 16:39:59 EDT
I could not replicate this problem on a standard 6.0 install machine
with kernel-2.2.5-22 installed.

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