Bug 74018 - gconf2 should own all directories it creates
Summary: gconf2 should own all directories it creates
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 74017
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: GConf2   
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Version: 8.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Mark McLoughlin
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URL: http://www.tu-chemnitz.de/~ensc/dirch...
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-09-13 20:30 UTC by Enrico Scholz
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 18:49:37 UTC
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Description Enrico Scholz 2002-09-13 20:30:45 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/2 /etc/gconf/2/path
| file /etc/gconf/2 is not owned by any package
| GConf2-1.2.1-1

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

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How Reproducible: 100%

Steps to Reproduce:
0. make a minimal installation
1. umask 077
2. make sure that GConf2 is uninstalled completely
   (rm -rf /etc/gconf/2)
3. rpm -U GConf2-1.2.1-1.i386.rpm
4. ls -l /etc/gconf/2
5. try to use the programs/scripts/libraries/data of the package as
   non-root user
6. rpm -e GConf2-1.2.1-1

Actual Results:

* at 4:
  | drwx------    2 root     root         4096 Sep 13 22:24 /etc/gconf/2
* files can not be found/read at 5 and
* /etc/gconf/2 still exists after 6.

Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2002-12-20 00:00:25 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 74017 ***

Comment 2 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:49:37 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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