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i've got a big problem with my slackware installation. I'm using it for a long time right now and tried to update it via ssh like many times before.
Now, the update was successfull. Just some packages could not be updated because of depencies, but these were not so necessary packets like pidgin. Now after the updating the connection was lost and when I tried to start it again the answer from my machine was: "Cannot execute /bin/sh: Permission denied".
When I came home I tried to login but the same error message came up. This only happens with an user-acct. The root acct. is working perfectly, but I don't like it very much to surf and do everything on my root acct. :P
I checked the permissions of / and they are set to 755 like it has to be. Also all files (but links of course) in /bin are set to 755.
Does anybody have an idea what may be the problem?
That's bizarre. I haven't been at it for a while myself, and find the permissions a little confusing sometimes too. If you haven't already, I'd check for all links to bash or any bash-<version##-##.##> types of files and make sure they aren't linked, as well as the same for all sh-<version> or anything like that you can find. I've seen some install programs change links on things and just mess the whole thing up. Other than that, I don't have a clue what it could be.
Yes, reset the permissions would fix the problem
If you have a doubt about a file permission, check the MANIFEST file, available in your install disk or at one of the Slackware mirrors in: http://www.slackware.com/getslack/