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Re: installation permissions

On Thu, Dec 30, 1999 at 11:56:18PM -0600 , matt garman wrote:
> I just did a potato install via floppy+ftp.  I couldn't get su or chsh
> to work, and from debian-users I learned that the permissions on the
> base files are pretty out of whack, i.e. no suid bit for commands such
> as su and chsh, wrong ownership of /dev/ files, and *lots* of files with
> their permissions set to 777 (a big security risk).
> If anyone is interested in seeing exactly what the permissions are, I
> did a "ls -laR / > file.txt" and will gladly send it to anyone that
> wants it.  Just be sure to email me directly, since I'm not subscribed
> to the debian-devel mailing list.

Known bug in boot-floppies (busybox). Fixed in CVS and in next version on bf.

				Petr Cech
Debian GNU/Linux maintainer - www.debian.{org,cz}

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