Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 81594
Computer constantly beeps after installing ethereal-gnome-0.9.8-0.73.0.i386.rpm
Last modified: 2015-03-04 20:11:55 EST
After installing ethereal-0.9.8-0.73.0.i386.rpm and
ethereal-gnome-0.9.8-0.73.0.i386.rpm, any user who logs on gets a repetitive
beep from the computer.
This beeping, which goes on forever every couple of seconds (and was driving me
absolutely BATTY!), is because the following line is added at each beep to
File error: Permission denied, /usr/share/gnome/apps/Applications/Network
This occurs when ethereal-gnome-0.9.8-0.73.0.i386.rpm is installed because
the following file is installed:
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 215 Dec 19 04:53
Since the directory /usr/share/gnome/apps/Applications/Network does not exist
before rpm installs the file ethereal.desktop, rpm creates the directory with
root's present umask. If that umask is 027 (as mine is!), the Network directory
is created as:
drwxr-x--- 2 root 4096 Jan 10 10:52 Network
which is not readable by anyone but root.
This can be solved by adding creation of the directory to the RPM file:
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 0 Dec 19 09:05
Confirmed: I had the same problem and Craig's solution solved it. Thanks!
OK, noted. I will check in newer ethereal versions if that problem still exists.
We probably won't rerelease the ethereal errata because of this though, as the
standard umask for root typically is 022, which will create world readable
Thanks for reporting it though.
Read ya, Phil