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Bug 59380 - updfstab and PAM fail to set user perms for zip in RH7.1
updfstab and PAM fail to set user perms for zip in RH7.1
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kudzu (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2002-02-06 13:22 EST by Paul Raines
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:25 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2005-02-04 17:44:05 EST
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Description Paul Raines 2002-02-06 13:22:54 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows 98; T312461)

Description of problem:
The problem is that when a user plugs in
a USB zip drive, the fstab gets updated but the device does not
get the perms that will let them mount it.  The console.perms
only has /mnt/zip* in it for the <zip> class.  Curiously, the
/mnt/zip* directory don't get perm changes anyway.  I know
previously <zip> used to have /dev/zip* in it and kudzu used
to make /dev/zip* links to the real devices. I guess updfstab
needs to be fixed to make those links and /dev/zip* needs to
be put back in console.apps.

Also, zip's seems to come in two formats.  In one format,
you mount partition 4 (e.g. /dev/sda4).  In another, you have
to mount the whole disk (e.g. /dev/sda).  It would be nice if
updfstab handled both these using something like /mnt/zipalt100.0
for the whole disk device.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Attach a USB zip drive
2. Put a zip in drive
3. Try to mount as the normal user logged into console

Actual Results:  User did not have permission to mount drive

Expected Results:  User should be able to mount drive

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Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2005-02-04 17:44:05 EST
Closing out bugs on older, no longer supported releases. Apologies for any lack
of response. Please attempt to confirm with more recent releases.

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