Bug 74007 - 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: ac-archive (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jens Petersen
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Reported: 2002-09-13 13:57 EDT by Enrico Scholz
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-02-25 07:43:03 EST
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Description Enrico Scholz 2002-09-13 13:57:54 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
the package.

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

| $ rpm -qf /usr/share/aclocal/C++_Support /usr/share/aclocal/C++_Support/ac_cxx_bool.m4
| file /usr/share/aclocal/C++_Support is not owned by any package
| ac-archive-0.5.36-1

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Steps to Reproduce:
0. make a minimal installation
1. umask 077
2. make sure that ac-archive is uninstalled completely
   (rm -rf /usr/share/aclocal/C++_Support)
3. rpm -U ac-archive-0.5.36-1.noarch.rpm
4. ls -l /usr/share/aclocal/C++_Support
5. try to use the programs/scripts/libraries/data of the package as
   non-root user
6. rpm -e ac-archive-0.5.36-1

Actual Results:

* at 4:
  | drwx------    2 root     root         4096 Sep 13 19:53 /usr/share/aclocal/C++_Support
* files can not be found/read at 5 and
* /usr/share/aclocal/C++_Support still exists after 6.
Comment 1 Jens Petersen 2003-02-19 07:41:32 EST
Thanks for the report.  Should get fixed the next time
I build ac-archive.
Comment 2 Jens Petersen 2003-02-19 07:56:39 EST
Should be fixed in ac-archive-0.5.39-2.  Please confirm.
Comment 3 Enrico Scholz 2003-02-25 07:43:03 EST
Fix verified. Thanks

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