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Old 02-15-2005, 08:36 PM   #1
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Permissions error message I dont understand?


I was installing a video editing tool and got this message after the install. I changed the permissions to 700 for the file " raw1394 ". Was that the right move or should I have done something else?

/dev/raw1394 created
It is owned by root with permissions 600. You may want to fix
the group/permission to something appropriate for you.
Note however that anyone who can open raw1394 can access all
devices on all connected 1394 buses unrestricted, including
harddisks and other probably sensitive devices

Thanks..
 
Old 02-15-2005, 09:25 PM   #2
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Are you trying to run this as a normal user, if so try "chmod 644".
 
Old 02-15-2005, 10:02 PM   #3
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What you posted doesn't look like an error message... it looks like your install created a device, made its permissions 600 by default, and is now telling you that you may change the permissions if you wish, but doing so might make your system less secure.

Changing the 600 to 700 just makes the device executable... I've never seen a device with the executable permission set, nor have I ever heard of someone needing that permission to be set for a device.
 
Old 02-15-2005, 10:12 PM   #4
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Oops, Yea I know its not an error. Yes It just runs as one user. I dont know why it would need to be executable either, I thought thats what it needed but the install broke for the program that needs this file anyway and I dont need it now.

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Old 02-15-2005, 10:59 PM   #5
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Sorry - didn't mean to be so blunt in my reply. What about the install? How did it break?
 
Old 02-16-2005, 08:12 PM   #6
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When running ./configure I got a massage saying I needed this file so I installed it then while running ./configure again it said I needed another and I cant find it. I fear if I keep going its just gonna keep saying I need another lib file, but last night I did end up getting another program (to take its place) to work so I dont need this anymore. Thanks.
 
  


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