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Bug 231542 - mediawiki upgrade clobbers directory permissions
Summary: mediawiki upgrade clobbers directory permissions
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mediawiki
Version: 5
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Axel Thimm
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Whiteboard: bzcl34nup
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-03-08 21:41 UTC by Gilbert E. Detillieux
Modified: 2008-05-06 19:19 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-05-06 19:19:49 UTC

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Description Gilbert E. Detillieux 2007-03-08 21:41:41 UTC
Description of problem:
After the latest upgrade to mediawiki, permissions and ownership on the images
subdirectory were restored to those set in the package.  (Likewise for the
config subdirectory.)  This breaks image upload capability.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
1.8.4-8.fc5 (but possibly others too)

Expected results:
If the images and config subdirectories were tagged %config, would this prevent
them from being changed on an upgrade?  Alternatively, perhaps they could just
be left out of the installed file list altogether, so users could set them up as
required during the initial configuration, and wouldn't have to worry about them
being changed unexpectedly.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2007-03-15 11:00:39 UTC
%config applies only to files since not all the conditions implied by %config are defined for directories.

Comment 2 Axel Thimm 2007-03-15 11:45:03 UTC
Hm, that's a tricky situation. One easy way out would be to unown the dir in the
package, but that sounds too messy to be a real solution.

I'll check with the packaging folks, maybe someone has a better idea.

Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 06:28:49 UTC
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Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-05-06 19:19:47 UTC
This bug is open for a Fedora version that is no longer maintained and
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