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Date:      Fri, 16 Jan 2009 20:01:54 -0800
From:      Rem P Roberti <remegius@comcast.net>
To:        Joakim Fogelberg <joafog.lists@gmail.com>
Cc:        Beech Rintoul <beech@freebsd.org>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: skype permissions
Message-ID:  <49715832.5000501@comcast.net>
In-Reply-To: <e18c7cda0901161935i3f3aef9ai3eba94602f808f11@mail.gmail.com>
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> I have 7.1-RELEASE-p2 installed.
> compat.linux.osrelease: 2.6.16
> linprocfs mounted
> linux_base-f8-8_10
>
> I changed to root (su -) before I installed skype. root's shell is
> /bin/csh. umask is 22. I can\t recall that I should have done anything
> "creative" with the root account.
>
> I just removed skype, checked that /usr/local/share/skype were
> removed, and reinstalled skype (this time I actually logged in as root
> instead of using 'su -'. I also checked that the umask was 22) with:
>
> make WITH_NVIDIA_GL=yes
> make WITH_NVIDIA_GL=yes install
>
> and:
>
> will-try# ls -l /usr/local/share/|grep skype
> drwx------    6 root  wheel   512 Jan 17 04:03 skype
>
> I'm not really sure if I understand the COPY_SHARE routine in bsd.port.mk:
>
> COPYTREE_SHARE= ${SH} -c '(${FIND} -d $$0 $$2 | ${CPIO} -dumpl $$1 >/dev/null \
>                                         2>&1) && \
>                                         ${CHOWN} -R
> ${SHAREOWN}:${SHAREGRP} $$1 && \
>                                         ${FIND} -d $$0 $$2 -type d
> -exec chmod 755 $$1/{} \; && \
>                                         ${FIND} -d $$0 $$2 -type f
> -exec chmod ${SHAREMODE} $$1/{} \;' --
>
> but it seems to me that the 4:th row change the permission on all
> directories below /usr/local/share/skype/. However, the permissions
> for the directory /usr/local/share/skype are not changed. I also made
> a quick test with cpio, to simulate how /usr/local/share/skype are
> created:
>
> will-try# ls -lR
> total 0
> will-try# mkdir subdir
> will-try# find subdir | cpio -dumpl rootdir/
> 0 blocks
> will-try# ls -lR
> total 4
> drwx------  3 root  wheel  512 Jan 17 04:24 rootdir
> drwxr-xr-x  2 root  wheel  512 Jan 17 04:24 subdir
>
> ./rootdir:
> total 2
> drwxr-xr-x  2 root  wheel  512 Jan 17 04:24 subdir
>
> ./rootdir/subdir:
> total 0
>
> ./subdir:
> total 0
>
> It seems that the directory created by cpio do indeed get the wrong
> permissions. Maybe there should be an explicit change of the
> permission in COPYTREE_SHARE ? (chmod 755 $$1)
>
>   
Yes, when I change /usr/local/share/skype from drwx------ to
drwxr-xr-x I am able to get some response as user.  But, as posted
earlier, it only goes so far, ending by telling me that another
instance of skype may be running (which, of course, it isn't).

Rem



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