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Bug 1405 - linuxconf and netconf alter permissions of /var/lock/
Summary: linuxconf and netconf alter permissions of /var/lock/
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: linuxconf
Version: 5.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-03-03 00:11 UTC by jeremy.laidman
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-04-10 03:06:31 UTC

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Description jeremy.laidman 1999-03-03 00:11:06 UTC
I have a particular requirement to set /var/lock/ to be
writeable by the mail group.  However if I run linuxconf or
netconf and "activate changes", even if I don't select any
changes, the ownership of /var/lock/ is changed to
uucp.root/755.  This breaks my application and I don't see
any reason why linuxconf needs to do this.

Comment 1 Michael K. Johnson 1999-04-10 03:06:59 UTC
One of linuxconf's standard behaviours is to be a second guard
watching over system file and directory permissions.  You can
tell linuxconf the new permissions you want to use and it will
quit annoying you like this.
Control/Control files and systems/Configure all configuration files
is the path you need to take to make these kinds of changes.

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