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Re: Can't get the set-user-id bit to work


From: Paul Jarc
Subject: Re: Can't get the set-user-id bit to work
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2005 23:16:26 -0500
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Sebastian Tennant <address@hidden> wrote:
> OK, but mandb _is_ a member of the root group, so shouldn't it be able
> to write files in /tmp with the permissions as they stand?

No, you'd have to make it setuid to root, or setgid to the root
group.  The user/group associations in /etc/passwd and /etc/group
aren't involved.


paul




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