Bug 74017 - gconf doesn't own all created directories
Summary: gconf doesn't own all created directories
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: GConf   
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Version: 8.0
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Havoc Pennington
QA Contact: Jay Turner
URL: http://www.tu-chemnitz.de/~ensc/dirch...
Keywords: EasyFix, Triaged
: 74018 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: 79579
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-09-13 20:30 UTC by Enrico Scholz
Modified: 2015-01-08 00:00 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-02-11 04:28:35 UTC
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Description Enrico Scholz 2002-09-13 20:30:36 UTC
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 the package because orphaned
directories will remaining.

| $ rpm -qf /etc/gconf/1 /etc/gconf/1/path
| file /etc/gconf/1 is not owned by any package
| GConf-1.0.9-6

(Please visit the given URL for a complete list of affected directories)

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


How Reproducible: 100%

Steps to Reproduce:
0. make a minimal installation
1. umask 077
2. make sure that GConf is uninstalled completely
   (rm -rf /etc/gconf/1)
3. rpm -U GConf-1.0.9-6.i386.rpm
4. ls -l /etc/gconf/1
5. try to use the programs/scripts/libraries/data of the package as
   non-root user
6. rpm -e GConf-1.0.9-6

Actual Results:

* at 4:
  | drwx------    2 root     root         4096 Sep 13 21:42 /etc/gconf/1
* files can not be found/read at 5 and
* /etc/gconf/1 still exists after 6.

Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2002-12-20 00:00:27 UTC
*** Bug 74018 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2003-02-11 04:28:35 UTC
fixed in -10.

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