Bug 73904 - Does not work when installed with an umask of 077 and messes filesystem
Does not work when installed with an umask of 077 and messes filesystem
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: perl-Archive-Tar (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Warren Togami
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Reported: 2002-09-13 08:49 EDT by Enrico Scholz
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:46 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: FC4+
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Last Closed: 2005-08-13 22:07:49 EDT
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Description Enrico Scholz 2002-09-13 08:49:40 EDT
Description of Problem:

Because this package contains unowned directories, they will be created
with the current umask. When having restrictive administrator settings
(umask 077) ordinary user will not have access to them and can not use

Another problem occurs when removing packages. Then orphaned directories
are remaining.

| $ rpm -qf /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.0/Archive /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.0/Archive/*
| file /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.0/Archive is not owned by any package
| perl-Archive-Tar-0.22-26

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. umask 077
2. make sure that perl-Archive-Tar is uninstalled completely (rm -rf
3. rpm -U perl-Archive-Tar-0.22-26.noarch.rpm
4. ls -l /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.0/Archive
5. start perl script Archive::Tar
6. rpm -e perl-Archive-Tar

Actual Results:

| drwx------    2 root     root         4096 Sep 13 01:32 /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.0/Archive

at 4; script can not find package at 5 and
/usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.0/Archive still exists after 6.

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