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Re: Weird /tmp permission/ownership problem

On Mon, 5 Jan 1998, Alexander Stavitsky wrote:

> I'm using relatively current hamm.
> All of a sudden my /tmp is owned by user 1000, group 1000 permission 755
> That led to discovery of unfixed bug with dpkg & dpkg-dev (all their files
> are owned by user/group 1000/1000).
> But that doesn't explain the mysterious change of ownership/permission of
> /tmp. I've changed all incorrect files from dpkg/dpkg-dev to root.root
> Shortly after /tmp went back to permission 755 but now without change in
> ownership. All of this is really weird.
> Has anybody else experienced this?
> Also - how can track down the process that changes /tmp permissions?

You did "dpkg -x dpkg.deb /tmp" didn't you?  That's what broke your /tmp
permissions, you need to make a subdirectory to extract into, the root of
the directory you extract the package into has its permissions changed.
This is "not a bug but a feature"

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