At 05:57 PM 7/23/2003 -0400, you wrote:
"Brad" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> I've been experiencing permission errors with make > intermittently. It's happening with quite a few users on the box but > it's just random. It's never a certain application or a certain > user/group so it's been very hard to pinpoint what the problem is, > hence why I'm posting here. > > What is happening is basically a user will untar a file and type > "make" after a ./configure and get "make: Permission denied". When I > first encountered this I believe I chmod -R 777 * in the directory > that the file was untared in and that worked for me, but for some of > my users who are less experienced with freeBSD won't know how and > don't know how to resolve this and it shouldn't be happening in the > first place. Other users say they have gotten the error and simply > logged out and back in and resolved it. > > > Anyone have any ideas what is causing this and how to fix it?
tar(1) stores permissions as well as the files themselves. By default, it doesn't seem (according to a quick manual check I just did) to try to recreate those permissions when it extracts the files; it uses the umask instead. So make sure that the users have a reasonable umask by default. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"
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