Re: fortune: "fortune: bad juju in is_existant: Permission denied"
On 31 Mar 2001 12:24:02 -0800, Joey Hess wrote:
> Mario Vukelic wrote:
> > I can't run fortune anymore:
> Well according to the source this means that a stat() of some file did
> not return true, and the errno was not ENOENT or ENOTDIR. stat(2) lists
> some other possible error codes including ELOOP, EFAULT, EACCES, ENOMEM,
> and ENAMETOOLONG. I'm betting it's EACCES -- some sort of local
> permissions problem on your system.
> Stracing fortune and looking for the return code of the stat() call would
> probably pinpoint your particular problem.
Sigh, you were right about EACCES, and it seems I have a filesystem
inconsisteny in my (reiserfs) /usr
I conclude this from this output I get even when I'm root (but please
correct me if I'm wrong):
sonic:~# ls /usr/share/games/fortunes/
ls: /usr/share/games/fortunes/miscellaneous.dat: Permission denied
ls: /usr/share/games/fortunes/men-women: Permission denied
art definitions.dat fortunes law.dat medicine
art.dat drugs fortunes.dat linuxcookie medicine.dat
ascii-art drugs.dat goedel linuxcookie.dat men-women.dat
ascii-art.dat education goedel.dat literature miscellaneous
computers education.dat humorists literature.dat riddles
computers.dat ethnic humorists.dat love riddles.dat
cookie ethnic.dat kids love.dat
cookie.dat food kids.dat magic
definitions food.dat law magic.dat
Also, reiserfsck -x (on umounted /usr) segfaults with a rather cryptic error message about some unexpected filesystem-internal value
Well, seems I need to learn something about reiserfs and do a reiserfsck --rebuild-tree (shiver :)
Thanks and kind regards, M.
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