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Re: /tmp changing its permission

On 16 Sep 1997, Torsten Hilbrich wrote:

> I sometimes have the problem that the permissions of /tmp has changed
> (while booting?).  From the normal rwxrwxrwt they change to rwxr-xr-x.
> Does anyone has an idea what is causing this?
> /tmp has an own partition and is mounted while booting using mount -a
> if this is important.

When mounting a partition, the permissions are changed to the root of the
mounted filesystem.  e.g. when I mount an e2fs zip disk, the permissions
are on the disk, not the mount point.  Some buggy debian packages used to
cause this problem, but I haven't seen that in a while.

Good luck,

Brandon Mitchell                         E-mail: bhmit1@mail.wm.edu
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"We all know Linux is great...it does infinite loops in 5 seconds."
	--Linus Torvalds

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