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Date:      Tue, 12 May 2015 09:37:56 +0200
From:      Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
To:        Arthur Chance <freebsd@qeng-ho.org>
Cc:        nightrecon@hotmail.com, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: permissions and ownership of /usr/src
Message-ID:  <20150512093756.455fcf21.freebsd@edvax.de>
In-Reply-To: <5551AB33.1050006@qeng-ho.org>
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On Tue, 12 May 2015 08:26:43 +0100, Arthur Chance wrote:
> On 12/05/2015 01:57, Michael Powell wrote:
> > Lowell Gilbert wrote:
> >
> >> Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de> writes:
> >>
> >>> On Sun, 10 May 2015 15:03:44 -0400, David Banning wrote:
> >>>> Can anyone tell me what the permissions - ownership are/should
> >>>> be for /usr/src ?
> >>>
> >>> /usr/src should belong to root:wheel and have rwxr-xr-x permissions
> >>> (those are the defaults). Does mergemaster indicate an error for
> >>> /usr/src itself or for a subdirectory thereof?
> >
> > I was wondering about this too, e.g. is the permission error in /var/tmp/
> > when mergemaster is trying to create the temproot directory tree under
> > /var/tmp, and reflecting back through mergemaster when it fails. Somehow, I
> > don't really think it likely, as a time or two I've had a problem like this
> > mergemaster was very explicit about what was wrong.
> 
> I have a note to myself in one of my machine's /etc/fstab that reads
> 
> # Note: whereas noexec,nosuid seems like a good idea on /tmp,
> # make -C /usr/src installworld creates programs under /tmp that
> # it uses to do the install, so fails with the secure options.
> 
> As I've switched to using freebsd-update lately this is irrelevant for 
> me now, but maybe this is what's hitting the OP. ISTR that mergeemaster 
> does something with make in /usr/src.

This was another assumption I had: A subprogram is being called
for execution from a partition mounted with the noexec and/or
the nosuid option. But without the actual error message, this
is just a guess.



-- 
Polytropon
Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...



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