Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 67214
Oracle 9iR2 listener won't start due to /var/tmp permission change
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:28:17 EDT
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Description of problem:
It appears there's been a change in the permissions on the /var/tmp directory
since 7.1. I just traced down a problem with the Oracle 188.8.131.52.0 listener,
which couldn't start due to being unable to create the file /var/tmp/.oracle. I
noticed that directory had permissions drwxr-xr-t. I changed permissions to
drwxrwxrwt and it fixed things.
I checked with another system I set up last week and the permissions were
correct. That was another Dell model, and I didn't install as many packages. I
installed nearly everything on the system showing the problem, then went in and
cleaned out stuff I didn't want (rshd, telnetd, stuff like that) - same as on
the first system. The problem occurred on almost a clean system - just
installed yesterday and partially configured for mail, dns, ssh and a few other
things. It appears some package is overwriting the permissions on that
directory - for some security reason? Just wondering if I'm breaking anything
by resetting the permissions to world-writeable...
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Hard to remember what I've done since installing the OS - the problem just
showed up when I traced the listener connection problem. Suggest checking all
rpms which set permissions on that file to see which ones may set them
I don't know if it's possible to reproduce this without going through a
complete reinstall and trying to retrace my steps...
/var/tmp should be 1777; not sure why it was off in your case.
Sorry about this getting lost.
Closing as WORKSFORME; the filesystem package does have the correct perms.