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Bug 74041 - metacity should own more directories
metacity should own more directories
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: metacity (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Havoc Pennington
: EasyFix, Triaged
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Blocks: 79579 CambridgeTarget
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Reported: 2002-09-13 16:34 EDT by Enrico Scholz
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:46 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-09-10 17:33:05 EDT
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Description Enrico Scholz 2002-09-13 16:34:28 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/share/gnome/wm-properties /usr/share/gnome/wm-properties/metacity.desktop
| file /usr/share/gnome/wm-properties is not owned by any package
| metacity-

(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 metacity is uninstalled completely
   (rm -rf /usr/share/gnome/wm-properties)
3. rpm -U metacity-
4. ls -l /usr/share/gnome/wm-properties
5. try to use the programs/scripts/libraries/data of the package as
   non-root user
6. rpm -e metacity-

Actual Results:

* at 4:
  | drwx------    2 root     root         4096 Sep 13 22:27 /usr/share/gnome/wm-properties
* files can not be found/read at 5 and
* /usr/share/gnome/wm-properties still exists after 6.
Comment 1 Dan Williams 2003-09-10 17:33:05 EDT
wm-properties is no longer in metacity package.

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