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Old 11-07-2004, 12:28 PM   #1
Ephracis
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Strange problem with /var/log


I have just moved my whole Linux partition to another disc. Cleaned the systemdisc and then unpacked linux back and last I ran lilo. Everything is mounting and running perfectly. Just one thing that is not working. I have never seen this error before:
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root@garanka:~$ proftpd
 - error: /var/log is a world writeable directory
 - Fatal: SystemLog: you are attempting to log to a world writeable directory
I haven't done anything in proftpd.conf except for change port and and servername.
What is the problem?

/MezzyMeat
 
Old 11-07-2004, 12:49 PM   #2
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Fixed!

I still don't know why this problem occured (maby someone can tell me?) but it worked out when I upgraded to version 1.2.10 (from the version 1.2.9).

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Old 11-07-2004, 12:54 PM   #3
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Did you somehow make /var/log world writeable when you were moving things around? That error message is pretty obvious as to what it thinks the problem is.
 
Old 11-07-2004, 12:57 PM   #4
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Maby, the problem is that I don't know what "world writeable" means. Well, I can see the obvious but I don't understand really. Is it the permissions or something? I haven't touched anything specific, just tar'ed, compressed, moved, clean disc, uncompressed, unpacked, ran lilo and booted.
 
Old 11-07-2004, 12:59 PM   #5
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I took a look at the permissions of my /var/log directory:
drwxr-xr-x 8 root root 2704 2004-11-07 01:08 log

The may depend on one's security setting.
 
  


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