Description of problem:
suck, in F14, gets installed in a directory that's not in the default PATH, and is not executable
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install suck
2. Attempt to use scripts, etc., that run rpost, and worked in F13
rpost is not found
rpost works as before
Looks like the entire package has broken permissions:
[mrsam@monster ~]$ ls -ald /usr/share/doc/suck-4.3.2
drw-r--r-- 3 root root 4096 Nov 13 09:56 /usr/share/doc/suck-4.3.2
The lack of world-execute perms prevents non-root users from browsing package docs.
Furthermore, the suck package puts its binaries in /usr/libexec/news, which is not in the default PATH.
suck's and rpost permissions are broken:
[mrsam@monster ~]$ rpm -q -l -v suck | grep /usr/libexec/news
-rwxrwxr-- 1 news root 4567 Jul 7 11:15 /usr/libexec/news/getnews
-rwxrwxr-- 1 news root 28416 Jul 7 11:15 /usr/libexec/news/lmove
-rwxrwxr-- 1 news root 40840 Jul 7 11:15 /usr/libexec/news/rpost
-rwxrwxr-- 1 news root 134152 Jul 7 11:15 /usr/libexec/news/suck
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 23904 Jul 7 11:15 /usr/libexec/news/testhost
Without world-execute perms, non-root, non-news, users cannot even run suck or rpost.
I aggree with you with the issues of accessing the /usr/share/doc/suck-4.3.2/.
Regarding of your issue with the rpost executable, you have to execute it under the news user to be sure, that this command works properly. So the unability to execute this command should force you to call this command after you are login with the news user accound.
I have create suck-4.3.2-32.fc15. It may be nice, if you can try out this package.
Previous versions of suck installed rpost in /usr/bin, and world readable:
$ rpm -q -l -v -p suck-4.3.2-29.fc13.x86_64.rpm | grep rpost
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 40840 Dec 6 2009 /usr/bin/rpost
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4516 Dec 6 2009 /usr/share/man/man1/rpost.1.gz
What's the reason for such a drastic change going from 4.3.2-29 to 4.3.2-31, which broke countless number of scripts?
This bug still exists in 4.3.2-33.fc15
[root@monster news]# rpm -q -l -v suck | grep rpost
-rwxrwxr-- 1 news root 38152 Feb 9 11:34 /usr/libexec/news/rpost
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4516 Feb 9 11:34 /usr/share/man/man1/rpost.1.gz
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