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FS#51931 - [lighttpd] Permission mismatch between .tmpfiles and PKGBUILD

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Tinu Weber (ayekat) - Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 07:41 GMT
Last edited by Doug Newgard (Scimmia) - Thursday, 24 November 2016, 17:11 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Assigned
Assigned To Pierre Schmitz (Pierre)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 4
Private No


The PKGBUILD (and thus the package) installs /var/cache/lighttpd with access permissions 0700, but the installed lighttpd.tmpfiles sets the permissions for that directory to 0755. Consequently, at each subsequent upgrade, pacman detects a permission mismatch between the package and the filesystem version of that directory, and emits a warning.

Is there a reason why these two differ (and consequently cause a warning at each upgrade)?

Latest version checked: lighttpd-1.4.43-1
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Comment by Doug Newgard (Scimmia) - Thursday, 24 November 2016, 17:11 GMT
Since this dir is part of the package, the easiest thing would be to just remove it from the tmpfiles entry.
Comment by Tinu Weber (ayekat) - Tuesday, 16 May 2017, 08:34 GMT
Here is a patch that would apply the change suggested by Doug.

EDIT: On a second thought—this would probably break the automatic cleaning after 10 days. I've added another patch that would just fix the permissions in the tmpfiles line rather than remove it entirely.