Bug 60967 - Wrong file permissions in XFree86 4.1.0-15
Wrong file permissions in XFree86 4.1.0-15
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2002-03-10 16:03 EST by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:40 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-03-12 03:38:22 EST
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Description Need Real Name 2002-03-10 16:03:09 EST
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Description of problem:
The misc font.dir file (and maybe others I haven't checked yet) supplied with
the XFree86 4.1.0-15 update for Red Hat 7.2 seems to have -rw-------
permissions. THIS IS A BAD THING as it may cause X to not start because it
cannot find the default fixed font.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Upgrade to new X package
2.check font.dir permissions in misc form dir
3. if not world readable, watch X fail to start

Actual Results:  X did not start

Expected Results:  X should have started

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My system is using RH 7,2, whuch was upgraded from 7.1....6.2
Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2002-03-12 03:38:17 EST
fonts.dir files are not supplied.  They are created after installation.
I have fixed a perm problem with this by forcing mkfontdir to set the
permission explicitly to 644.

I'm not sure how it could possibly be getting perms wrong now.  I'll have to
Comment 2 Mike A. Harris 2002-04-08 18:58:44 EDT
Definitely is fixed in current Rawhide release 4.2.0-6.60.  I don't recall
the exact release these fixes went into, but I believe the latter 4.1.0 series
has them as well.

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