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Re: apg-get: "Can't exec "/var/lib/debconf/config.88153": Permission denied at /usr/lib/perl5/5.005/IPC/Open3.pm line 188."

on Mon, Nov 27, 2000 at 03:17:23AM -0900, Ethan Benson (erbenson@alaska.net) wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 26, 2000 at 11:47:31PM -0800, kmself@ix.netcom.com wrote:
> > I'm getting a slew of these errors running apt-get upgrade on my Woody
> > system right now.  The problem appears to be a missing file,
> > /var/lib/debconf/config.88153.
> > 
> > ...Ok, I'm learning bits and pieces.  This file is created during the
> > update process, right, 'coz on a retry, I'm getting config.114981 as the
> > missing file.
> > 
> > Ideas?
> did you mount /var noexec?  if so don't.

Damn, you're good:

    $ mount | grep '/var '
    /dev/sdb6 on /var type ext2 (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)

...I figured it was a security bonus -- no executables in variable
content filesystems.  I'll have to rethink that one, clearly.


Karsten M. Self <kmself@ix.netcom.com>     http://www.netcom.com/~kmself
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