Bug 54937 - Chowning /dev/audio etc. to the 500.root is not a good thing
Summary: Chowning /dev/audio etc. to the 500.root is not a good thing
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: dev (Show other bugs)
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Version: 7.2
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Nalin Dahyabhai
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Keywords: FutureFeature
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Reported: 2001-10-23 14:25 UTC by carll
Modified: 2007-03-27 03:49 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-02-19 16:07:16 UTC
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Description carll 2001-10-23 14:25:58 UTC
Description of Problem:
I was very shocked when I installed Red Hat today;
/dev/audio, dsp, mixer etc. were all 500.root, while
I, and most other distributions would use something
like root.audio, etc.

I think slackware uses a less fine-grained system,
with only one group, 'sys', for audio, modem etc.

I guess the installation you have checkboxes like
[v] Allow to play audio
[v] Allow to use modem/serial line
[v] Allow to mount CDROM
etc., most checked by default.

Steps to Reproduce:
install rh, ls -al /dev/

Actual Results:
500.root on /dev/audio etc

Expected Results:

Comment 1 Brent Fox 2001-10-23 18:17:44 UTC
I don't think that anaconda creates this file. Changing component to the dev
package since that's what 'rpm -qf /dev/audio' says creates this file.

Comment 2 Andreas-Johann Ulvestad 2001-10-23 18:34:48 UTC
This is indeed an annoying part. I "fix" this myself after install, but it would
however be nicer if the installer would do it automatically.

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2003-02-19 16:07:16 UTC
We use pam_console for this. We don't use groups.

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