Bug 732360 - picocom should use different locking because of /var/lock permissions
Summary: picocom should use different locking because of /var/lock permissions
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: picocom
Version: 15
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kevin Fenzi
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-08-22 07:02 UTC by Jiri Kastner
Modified: 2012-02-07 07:56 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version: picocom-1.6-4.fc15
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2012-02-07 07:48:18 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
lock.conf for /run/lock (160 bytes, patch)
2011-08-22 07:38 UTC, Jiri Kastner
no flags Details | Diff

Description Jiri Kastner 2011-08-22 07:02:01 UTC
Description of problem:
/var/lock is link to /var/run/lock, where /var/run is link to /run. i can't lock ttyS0 despite of fact, that user is in lock group, because there is root group instead of lock and group rights are only rx. i assume, that lock group is in /etc/group for this purpose and that will have write access to /run/lock.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. picocom -b 115200 /dev/ttyS0
2. FATAL: cannot lock /dev/ttyS0: Permission denied
3. sudo chgrp lock /run/lock
4. picocom -b 115200 /dev/ttyS0
5. FATAL: cannot lock /dev/ttyS0: Permission denied
6. sudo chmod g+rwx /run/lock
7. picocom -b 115200 /dev/ttyS0
8. Terminal ready
Actual results:
FATAL: cannot lock /dev/ttyS0: Permission denied

Expected results:
Terminal ready

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jiri Kastner 2011-08-22 07:38:46 UTC
Created attachment 519236 [details]
lock.conf for /run/lock

Comment 2 Ondrej Vasik 2011-08-22 13:15:10 UTC
Thanks for report, Jirka. Permissions root:root 755 are intentional - see https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=693394 and https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=581884 . Adding lockdev maintainer to CC  - Jirka P., what do you think?

Comment 3 Jiri Popelka 2011-08-22 13:57:53 UTC
Yes root:root 755 is intentional.

This is what Lennart stated in description of bug #692714:
"From all the ways the various distributions have set up /var/lock and subdirectories the Fedora way seems the most reasonable and the folks from the other distros appear to agree ..."

I guess picocom should either create locks in subdirectory of /run/lock, for example in
drwxrwxr-x root lock /var/lock/picocom
or use lockdev for locking of devices.

Comment 4 Ondrej Vasik 2011-08-22 14:02:56 UTC
So ... closing NOTABUG or changing Summary and reassigning to picocom to save virtual trees and bugzilla numbers?

Comment 5 Ondrej Vasik 2011-08-23 14:04:16 UTC
Ok, reassigning to picocom...

Comment 6 Kevin Fenzi 2011-10-26 20:29:12 UTC
Asked upstream about this: 


Other easy fixes welcome.

Comment 7 Scott Tsai 2012-01-29 14:36:02 UTC
(In reply to comment #6)
Kevin, I came up with a trivial upstream patch and some packaging changes to make picocom store lock files under /run/lock/picocom/ (patch already attached in upstream issue 15)

Could you take a look at these changes:
and pull it if you approve?

The rationale for creating /run/lock/picocom/ with permissions:
drwxrwxr-x. root dialout /run/lock/picocom/
is so that a Fedora user could add herself to the "dialout" group and have access to /dev/tty* and /run/lock/picocom/

"dialout" Group ownership of /dev/tty* is in the udev default rules:
In Fedora, GID 18 is reserved for "dialout" in the setup package:

Comment 8 Kevin Fenzi 2012-01-29 16:41:14 UTC
This looks great Scott. :) Thanks for the fixes. 

I'll push the fix out to updates testing in a few.

Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2012-01-29 17:02:50 UTC
picocom-1.6-4.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.

Comment 10 Fedora Update System 2012-01-29 17:12:45 UTC
picocom-1.6-4.fc15 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 15.

Comment 11 Fedora Update System 2012-01-30 20:53:40 UTC
Package picocom-1.6-4.fc16:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 16 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing picocom-1.6-4.fc16'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 12 Fedora Update System 2012-02-07 07:48:18 UTC
picocom-1.6-4.fc16 has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 13 Fedora Update System 2012-02-07 07:56:08 UTC
picocom-1.6-4.fc15 has been pushed to the Fedora 15 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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