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Bug 74019 - 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: MySQL-python (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Patrick Macdonald
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Reported: 2002-09-13 16:30 EDT by Enrico Scholz
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-03-25 14:18:25 EST
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Description Enrico Scholz 2002-09-13 16:30:56 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 the package because orphaned
directories will remaining.

| $ rpm -qf /usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/MySQLdb/constants /usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/MySQLdb/constants/
| file /usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/MySQLdb/constants is not owned by any package
| MySQL-python-0.9.1-4

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How Reproducible: 100%

Steps to Reproduce:
0. make a minimal installation
1. umask 077
2. make sure that MySQL-python is uninstalled completely
   (rm -rf /usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/MySQLdb/constants)
3. rpm -U MySQL-python-0.9.1-4.i386.rpm
4. ls -l /usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/MySQLdb/constants
5. try to use the programs/scripts/libraries/data of the package as
   non-root user
6. rpm -e MySQL-python-0.9.1-4

Actual Results:

* at 4:
  | drwx------    2 root     root         4096 Sep 13 21:49 /usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/MySQLdb/constants
* files can not be found/read at 5 and
* /usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/MySQLdb/constants still exists after 6.
Comment 1 Patrick Macdonald 2003-02-19 10:38:12 EST
Yes, the directory in question is not created explicitly.  This results in
the incorrect umask being used.  
Comment 2 Patrick Macdonald 2003-03-25 14:18:25 EST
This should be available in Rawhide within the next couple of days (built and
verified today) depending on when it gets picked up.


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