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Re: umask problem with yum/rpm?


WITHOUT doing any thing :
In FC8, the yum is bug ( due to d/l the rpm packages from other FC, NOT
FC8 )...
In FC9, the yum is good for work...

That's all I known.

Thanks !


David Jansen wrote:

>Am I missing something, or is this a bug in either yum or rpm (on Fedora
>Root's umask is set to 077, so files created by root are by default only
>readable by root. Safest setting, so quite ok.
>Now root runs an rpm or yum command to install or update files. Umask
>setting is not used for the files extracted from the rpm, those get the
>permissions as stored inside the package. But root's umask appears to be
>in effect for the scripts that run from the rpm.
>Most notably: various files in /usr/share/mime become inaccessibel to
>normal users after root manually installs updates. Similarly, after the
>last update of tetex, files like /usr/share/texmf/ls-R were only
>readable for root.
>Updates installed through the cron jobs, yum-updatesd, don't seem to
>suffer from this problem.
>If I explicitly execute 'umask 022; yum upgrade', there is no
>problem. So I think this is a bug in yum/rpm.
>Actually, I have been having problems with files like those in
>/usr/share/mime for a long time, probably since Fedora 8 came out, I
>just never correlated the problem to the way the updates were installed
>until now.
>On Fedora 9, I have not been able to reproduce the problem, even though
>the umask settings are the same. 
>So, should I report this as a bug, or is it known, or perhaps already
>solved somehow?
>David Jansen

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