Bug 74044 - Does not work when installed with an umask of 077 and messes filesystem
Summary: Does not work when installed with an umask of 077 and messes filesystem
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda-images
Version: 8.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact:
URL: http://www.tu-chemnitz.de/~ensc/dirch...
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-09-13 20:34 UTC by Enrico Scholz
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
0 users

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Last Closed: 2003-02-25 13:33:57 UTC

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Description Enrico Scholz 2002-09-13 20:34:56 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 /usr/share/anaconda /usr/share/anaconda/pixmaps
| file /usr/share/anaconda is not owned by any package
| anaconda-images-7.3.94-1

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How Reproducible: 100%

Steps to Reproduce:
0. make a minimal installation
1. umask 077
2. make sure that anaconda-images is uninstalled completely
   (rm -rf /usr/share/anaconda)
3. rpm -U anaconda-images-7.3.94-1.noarch.rpm
4. ls -l /usr/share/anaconda
5. try to use the programs/scripts/libraries/data of the package as
   non-root user
6. rpm -e anaconda-images-7.3.94-1

Actual Results:

* at 4:
  | drwx------    2 root     root         4096 Sep 13 21:41 /usr/share/anaconda
* files can not be found/read at 5 and
* /usr/share/anaconda still exists after 6.

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2002-10-01 22:02:51 UTC
Fixed in cvs

Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2002-12-20 17:38:25 UTC
Time tracking values updated

Comment 3 Enrico Scholz 2003-02-25 13:33:57 UTC
Fix verified. Thanks.

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