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Old 11-18-2005, 12:24 AM   #1
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Arbitrary change of folder permssions

Has anyone noticed that Mandriva will arbitrarily change folder permisions on folders in /usr, and how can I GET IT TO STOP!

I have set /usr/local/ to be user writable and it keeps reassigning ownership to root and changing the permissions randomly.
Old 11-18-2005, 12:34 AM   #2
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These settings aren't arbitrary, rather a security design feature of Mandriva. It is an easy way for an installation to ban rootkits, and viruses.
If you really need select users to be able to add files to /usr/local, give them sudo access.

Some games install and change permissions for their installation directory under /usr/local for users to be able to save game configurations, but that is liited to that specific game directory (neverwinter nights is a prime example, allowing everyone write access to /usr/local/games/nwn/*).


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