Re: Menu errors [fixed]
On Tue, 30 Sep 1997, Adrian Bridgett wrote:
> On Sep 29, Will Lowe wrote
> > On Mon, 29 Sep 1997, Joey Hess wrote:
> > > You seem to have a number of executable menu files. Look in /usr/lib/menu
> > > and /etc/menu - remove the executable permissions of any files there that
> > > are executable (and file bugs on the packages that placed them there.)
> > Ah, yes. It was /var/lib/menu/fvwm95 ... a simple "sudo chmod -x fvwm95"
> > seems to have been the fix, and I've filed a bug against fvwm95.
> Why does this cause a problem - surely update-menus only needs read
> permission on the files - any other permissions are just "extra".
> I aggree the permissions shouldn't be there, and that a bug report should
> be filed against fvwm95, but I've been bitten by the same "feature" :-(
> NB: This "feature" was still present in menu 1.5-2.
The feature is that if the execute permissions are there, it will attempt
to execute the file and use the output as the menu entry. It is basically
trying to execute an non-executable file from fvwm95, and so it is a bug
in fvwm95's menu.
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