Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 509938
/var/lock not writable?
Last modified: 2009-07-07 09:44:45 EDT
Description of problem: I have a program which has recently begun complaining that /var/lock is not writable. Since it was working before, I can only guess that either modes or owners have changed on /var/lock, or that I had changed them and the update to filesystem-2.4.21-1.fc11.x86_64 changed them back. I am filing this report in the hopes of finding out which it is.
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Program complains, /var/lock is not writable
Normal program execution
Directory /var/lock should have 0775 root:lock . That's expected behaviour. So if you want to write to /var/lock, you should be either root or member or lock group. Could you please add more informations what's wrong from your opinion? Be more specific which program does complain - I guess it's more issue of that program than issue of root:lock 0775 rights on /var/lock.
OK, if this is normal then the app needs to be modified to add it's non-privileged user to the lock group. I'll take it up from that side.