Subject: Re: port-alpha/3500: permissions of /dev/null incorrect in 970305 snapshot
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <email@example.com>
Date: 04/16/1997 13:12:53
> After installing bin.tar.gz from the 970305 snapshot,
> the permissions of /dev/null are 644 (should be 666)
Probably because you installed the tar files incorrectly.
In the tar file:
6 [bunnahabhain] bin % tar tvfz bin.tar.gz ./dev/null
crw-rw-rw- root/wheel 2,2 Mar 5 13:40 1997 ./dev/null
my guess is that you didn't include the 'p' argument to tar, to
preserve file premissions. Given that, a whole bunch of programs on
your system might have incorrect permissions (e.g. not setuid, when
that's appropriate) on your system.