Bug 73907 - 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
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 152536
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: perl-Compress-Zlib (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Chip Turner
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Reported: 2002-09-13 09:46 EDT by Enrico Scholz
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:46 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-03-31 07:18:40 EST
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Description Enrico Scholz 2002-09-13 09:46:06 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/i386-linux-thread-multi/auto/Compress/Zlib /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.0/i386-linux-thread-multi/auto/Compress/Zlib/Zlib.bs
| file /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.0/i386-linux-thread-multi/auto/Compress/Zlib is not owned by any package
| perl-Compress-Zlib-1.16-8

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. umask 077
2. make sure that perl-Compress-Zlib is uninstalled completely
   (rm -rf /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.0/i386-linux-thread-multi/auto/Compress/Zlib)
3. rpm -U perl-Compress-Zlib-1.16-8.*
4. ls -l /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.0/i386-linux-thread-multi/auto/Compress/Zlib
5. start perl script using this module
6. rpm -e perl-Compress-Zlib-1.16-8

Actual Results:

| drwx------    2 root     root         4096 Sep 13 13:57 /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.0/i386-linux-thread-multi/auto/Compress/Zlib

at 4; script can not find package at 5 and
still exists after 6.
Comment 1 Joe Orton 2005-03-31 07:18:40 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 152536 ***

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