Saving setting - Permission denied

Bug #675541 reported by pschonmann
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: mc

Hi,
when im running mc like root ( sudo mc ) and exit, setting is saved with root:root privileges. Next run when im running it like normal user, mc isnt able to save setting because isnt allowed to write into ~/.mc/ini

ps@T61:~$ sudo ls -lsa ~/ | egrep ".mc"
ls: cannot access /home/ps/.gvfs: Permission denied
   4 drwx------ 3 root root 4096 2010-11-15 14:17 .mc

ps@T61:~$ sudo ls -lsa ~/.mc
celkem 28
4 drwx------ 3 root root 4096 2010-11-15 14:17 .
4 drwxr-xr-x 59 ps ps 4096 2010-11-15 13:11 ..
4 drwx------ 2 root root 4096 2010-11-02 14:40 cedit
0 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 2010-11-02 14:41 filepos
4 -rw------- 1 root root 123 2010-11-15 14:17 history
4 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2623 2010-11-15 14:17 ini
4 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 712 2010-11-15 14:17 panels.ini
4 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 35 2010-11-15 14:17 Tree

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Yury V. Zaytsev (zyv) wrote :

Which version are you using? Try one from my PPA, it should work fine in this scenario.

Changed in mc (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
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pschonmann (pschonmann) wrote :

mc -V
GNU Midnight Commander 4.7.0.9
Virtual File System: tarfs, extfs, cpiofs, ftpfs, fish, undelfs
With builtin Editor
Using system-installed S-Lang library with terminfo database
With subshell support as default
With support for background operations
With mouse support on xterm and Linux console
With support for X11 events
With internationalization support
With multiple codepages support
Data types: char 8 int 32 long 64 void * 64 off_t 64 ecs_char 8

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pschonmann (pschonmann) wrote :

Version: 3:4.7.0.9-1

Ubuntu Natty

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Yury V. Zaytsev (zyv) wrote :

Very strange. I can not reproduce it. Did you try to sudo chown -R youruser:youruser ~/.mc and then run sudo mc again? If you tried sudo mc the first thing, of course it will create the configuration files with owner root and never change it in the future.

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pschonmann (pschonmann) wrote :

Maybe that was reason, i run mc as root at first.

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Yury V. Zaytsev (zyv) wrote :

If you are unable to reproduce it otherwise, then it actually was the reason, because the bug when mc was taking over the permissions we already fixed. Closing as invalid then.

Changed in mc (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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