Bug#394737: vdradmin-am: doesn't work after upgrade (/tmp permission problem)

Anssi Kolehmainen anssi at aketzu.net
Sun Oct 22 19:22:52 UTC 2006

Package: vdradmin-am
Version: 3.4.7-1
Severity: normal

I upgraded vdradmin-am from 3.4.6-2 to 3.4.7-1. After upgrade
vdradmin-am started fine, but the web interface gave error about not
being able to create directory
(/tmp//usr/share/vdradmin-am/template/default). After some digging I
found out that previously the tmp dir was owned by root (because
vdradmin was run as root) and now vdradmin-am user couldn't write to
that dir.

After I deleted /tmp/usr/ (which contained only vdradmin files)
everything worked just fine.  Postinstall script should check if such
directory exists and maybe delete it (or reset permissions) but I don't
know if it's good idea for scripts to mess around with other files.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (900, 'testing'), (300, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Kernel: Linux
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages vdradmin-am depends on:
ii  adduser                       3.97       Add and remove users and groups
ii  libcompress-zlib-perl         1.42-1     Perl module for creation and manip
ii  libio-socket-inet6-perl       2.51-1     Object interface for AF_INET6 doma
ii  liblocale-gettext-perl        1.05-1     Using libc functions for internati
ii  libsocket6-perl               0.19-1     Perl extensions for IPv6
ii  libtemplate-perl              2.14-1     template processing system written
ii  liburi-perl                   1.35-2     Manipulates and accesses URI strin
ii  perl                          5.8.8-6.1  Larry Wall's Practical Extraction 

vdradmin-am recommends no packages.

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