Subject: Re: port-alpha/3500: permissions of /dev/null incorrect in 970305 snapshot
To: None <>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 04/16/1997 13:12:53
> >Description:
> 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.