Re: suddenly only root can login -- ANSWER
Richard Weil <email@example.com> said on Wed, 12 May 2004 12:51:32 -0700 (PDT):
> I found the solution in a posting to lkml from 1998.
> Somehow the permissions on the / directory had changed
> to: rwxr-x---
> They need to be: rwxr-xr-x
> Any ideas on what would cause the permissions on the /
> directory to spontaneously change?
I don't know, but I had /tmp spontaneously change the other day, which
is really impressive, because it is on a tmpfs filesystem.
I have a feeling I did an install of a package recently. Perhaps dpkg
I won't report a bug because I simply don't have any details. I'll
wait and see if it becomes reproducable.
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