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Bug#1213: /dev/null

Package: minicom? , base?
Version: v1.6 r3  , 0.93R6

Hi, Sorry about the unknown package.  I am having problems with
the default permissions of /dev/null.  I'll change them but perhaps
one of the installed packages set them up incorrectly.  The permissions
after installation are:

  oleta% ls -al /dev/null /dev/zero
  crwxr-xr-x   1 1114     dialout    1,   3 Aug  5  1994 /dev/null
  crw-rw-rw-   1 root     sys        1,   5 Aug  5 18:04 /dev/zero

So perhaps one of the modem packages did it.  The cron.daily jobs
find and smail's checkerr give permission denied messages when they

  From root Tue Aug  8 06:44:29 1995
  Date: Tue, 8 Aug 95 06:43 PDT
  From: root (Cron Daemon)
  To: root
  Subject: Cron <root@oleta> run-parts /etc/cron.daily
  X-Cron-Env: <SHELL=/bin/sh>
  X-Cron-Env: <PATH=/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin>
  X-Cron-Env: <HOME=/root>
  X-Cron-Env: <LOGNAME=root>

/usr/lib/smail/checkerr: /dev/null: Permission denied
find: /mnt: Permission denied

The only reference I could find to "dialout" in /var/lib/dpkg/info/*
was from minicom.


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