[LFS Trac] #2076: Inconsistent permissions for floppy devices

LFS Trac trac at linuxfromscratch.org
Sat May 31 12:27:55 PDT 2008

#2076: Inconsistent permissions for floppy devices
 Reporter:  alexander at linuxfromscratch.org  |        Owner:  lfs-book at linuxfromscratch.org
     Type:  task                            |       Status:  new                          
 Priority:  normal                          |    Milestone:  7.0                          
Component:  Book                            |      Version:  6.3                          
 Severity:  normal                          |   Resolution:                               
 Keywords:                                  |  
Comment (by Bryan Kadzban):

 Looking through more old tickets; I forgot this one existed.  Upstream's
 rules still use "-M 0640" on the script, and don't specify a mode for
 fd![0-9]*, so there's still a mismatch.  (Even though we've removed this
 stuff from the LFS custom rules files, and are using all upstream rules
 for floppy devices.)

 I think the best fix is to get upstream to either add MODE="0640" to the
 fd![0-9]* rule, or remove "-M 0640" from the create_floppy_devices script
 call, as you said.  (It depends on whether you want the floppy group to
 have raw write access to the device.  I believe there have been cases
 where upstream didn't want e.g. the disk group to have write access to
 hard-drive and partition devices.)  Do you want to bug them about it, or
 should I?  (There are days where I think some of the maintainers have
 kill-filed me, so if I do it, nothing may happen.  :-)  But whatever; I
 can try.)

Ticket URL: <http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/ticket/2076#comment:2>
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