Re: Weird /tmp permission/ownership problem
Mario Fabiano wrote:
>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?
>I am using Debian 1.3.1, that I have installed only few days ago.
>Last friday, meanwhile I was connected to the Net via ppp, the Afterstep WM
>crashed. No way to restart it.
>Afterstep writes some kind of information into /tmp. Only some time after I
>realized that the permissions of /tmp were no longer:
>and Afterstep was no longer able to write into that directory.
>I have no idea about who or what could have changed the permissions.
It sounds as if /tmp was deleted and recreated, rather than that its
permissions were changed; that would explain the change in ownership and
permissions; the directory has the ownership of its creator and the
permissions dictated by the owner's standard umask.
I can't identify the culprit, though...
Oliver Elphick Oliver.Elphick@lfix.co.uk
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