[kde-linux] kde-linux Digest, Vol 44, Issue 17

david gnome at hawaii.rr.com
Mon Nov 20 00:20:48 UTC 2006

Alan Rubin wrote:
> ------------------------------ Message: 3 Date: Sat, 18 Nov 2006
> david <gnome at hawaii.rr.com> said
>  > > Thanks Kevin!
>  > >
>  > > In fact /var/run/xdmctl/xdmctl-:0 was user:root
>  > >
>  > > but curiously the permissions for /var were  rwx------
>  > >
>  > > I have changed them to rwxr-xr-x and I have the buttons back.
>  >I've had a KDE upgrade or two this year that mangled permissions. To be
>  >precise, after upgrades to cdrdao, the ownership and permissions become
>  >0775 root:root when they were originally 4170 root:cdrom (or whatever
>  >way k3b says they're supposed to be set up to run with root privileges
> I have just discovered that the same thing had been done to var/spool 
> and was blocking printing. The problem seems to date from me installing 
> packages partimage and newt for backing up an image of a hard drive. I 
> ran partimage as root on the assumption that backing everything up 
> needed root permissions. Anyway I the program seemed to stall and I 
> killed it and since then I have noticed these odd problems.

I have partimage installed here but have never used it. I have 
libnewt0.52 installed here but that seems to be the only bit of newt 
around here.

I have also encountered that permission change on /var/spool. That was 
on the server box some time ago. The server box runs Kanotix installed 
to the hard drive, then updated from the Devian.org repositories.

I also forgot to mention that k3b setup was repeatedly unable to change 
the permissions to what they were supposed to be. I have to manually 
change the permissions.

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