[lfs-support] 6.06 Creating Essential Files and Symlinks

Andrew Benton b3nton at gmail.com
Mon Feb 13 05:51:13 PST 2012


On Mon, 13 Feb 2012 04:01:55 -0800
Qrux <qrux.qed at gmail.com> wrote:

> After installing OpenSSH,  I'm seeing errors like this:
> 
> 	sshd[1226]: Excess permission or bad ownership on file /var/log/btmp
> 
> Quick google turns up:
> 
> 	https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1825
> 
> TL;DR - I think we ought to change the last few lines from this:
> 
> 	touch /var/run/utmp /var/log/{btmp,lastlog,wtmp}
> 	chgrp -v utmp /var/run/utmp /var/log/lastlog
> 	chmod -v 664 /var/run/utmp /var/log/lastlog
> 
> to this:
> 
> 	touch /var/run/utmp /var/log/{btmp,lastlog,wtmp}
> 	chgrp -v utmp /var/run/utmp /var/log/{lastlog,btmp}
> 	chmod -v 664 /var/run/utmp /var/log/lastlog
> 	chmod -v 0600 /var/log/btmp
> 
> Does anyone see an issue with changing the group and perms of /var/log/btmp to fit SSH's expectations?

I agree, if we create /var/log/btmp it should be chmod 600, but I
wonder, do we need it? Does anything use it?

Andy



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