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Bug 5352 - rpm -q not available to non-root users
rpm -q not available to non-root users
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
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Reported: 1999-09-24 18:15 EDT by Chris Runge
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-09-24 19:11:04 EDT
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Description Chris Runge 1999-09-24 18:15:58 EDT
Under Lorax 6.0.80 non-root users can no longer rpm -q

$ rpm -q kernel
failed to open //var/lib/rpm/packages.rpm

rpmQuery: rpmdbOpen() failed

This is with rpm-3.0.3-0.32 installed
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-09-24 19:11:59 EDT
Check perms on /var/lib/rpm/* files. If they are 000, this problem
(naively believing what the installer passes for permissions) has
been fixed. Otherwise, please reopen this bug.

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