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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:27 pm    Post subject: Why build.log is world read protected? Reply with quote

Hello,

really, why? I can't imagine any scenario when publicly available build.log is a security threat. I'm really tired of changing permissions to this file each time I need to share it with someone, e.g. post a bugreport on bugzilla. (As a decent user I use root as little as I can and bugs are posted via a normal user.) Aside from bugreports I often need to grep that file to understand what is amiss and I always have to either change permissions or perform required action using root. Both solutions are annoying.

Can I at least tell portage to set 0644 on build.log?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My user is member of portage group. Can read logs no problem.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm, that's too much. I don't want to allow an ordinary user (even if it is my own account) to allow modifications to the portage tree or distfiles.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Members of portage group cannot modify ebuilds nor emerge anything, they just can read.
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