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Bug 156828 - cupsd changes /dev/null permissions if AccessLog set to that
Summary: cupsd changes /dev/null permissions if AccessLog set to that
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: cups
Version: 4.0
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
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Assignee: Tim Waugh
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Reported: 2005-05-04 15:28 UTC by Ed Tinnel
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-05-04 15:50:59 UTC
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Description Ed Tinnel 2005-05-04 15:28:29 UTC
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Description of problem:
In an effort to curtail the excessive logging of CUPS (noted elsewhere), the advice was to change AccessLog in cupsd.conf to be /dev/null.  If this is done, when cups is restarted, permissions on /dev/null will be changed to crw-r--r-- with owner lp:sys.  This is completely repeatable.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1./etc/init.d/cups stop
2.edit /etc/cups/cupsd.conf, change AccessLog to be /dev/null
3./etc/init.d/cups start


Actual Results:  assuming nothing else had changed it, /dev/null should be owned by root:root with permissions crw-rw-rw-; after the steps above, it will be lp:sys and crw-r--r--

Expected Results:  no permission changes on /dev/null

Additional info:

Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2005-05-04 15:50:59 UTC
"AccessLog /dev/null" should not be used.  Use just "AccessLog" on a line on its
own instead.

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