Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 54937
Chowning /dev/audio etc. to the 500.root is not a good thing
Last modified: 2007-03-26 23:49:18 EDT
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/
500.root on /dev/audio etc
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.
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.
We use pam_console for this. We don't use groups.