• pamac warning after update


    Good morning to the community.
    After today`s update I had this warning: “directory permissions differ on /root/
    filesystem: 755 package: 750”

    Should I worry or/and do something about it?
    Searching the web I found several relative bug reports.

    Afterwards I gave “sudo pacman -Sc” and "sudo pacman -Syyuu"
    and I took no error or warning.

  • @linuxited said in pamac warning after update:

    Good morning to the community.
    After today`s update I had this warning: “directory permissions differ on /root/
    filesystem: 755 package: 750”

    Should I worry or/and do something about it?
    Searching the web I found several relative bug reports.

    Afterwards I gave “sudo pacman -Sc” and "sudo pacman -Syyuu"
    and I took no error or warning.

    I got that too. I took the risk and no after effects. But it does seem a but odd hopefully someone may give an explanation.

  • Hi,

    There was a filesystem package update recently.

    You should have your /root folder with 700 or 750 permissions (but never 755).

    Please, correct it using chmod:

    sudo chmod 750 /root

    Cheers!

  • Fixed and thanks.

  • Done!
    Thank you.

    By the way just for simple curiosity what the numbers 700, 750 and 755 stand for?

  • “By the way just for simple curiosity what the numbers 700, 750 and 755 stand for?”

    I googled my question and found the answer… 755 allows everyone to read and…

    "There are four OCTAL (0…7) digits, which control the file permissions. But often, only three are used. If you use 600 it equals 0600. The missing digit is appended at the beginning of the number.

    Permissions:
    1 – can execute
    2 – can write
    4 – can read

    The octal number is the sum of those free permissions, i.e.
    3 (1+2) – can execute and write
    6 (2+4) – can write and read

    Position of the digit in value:
    1 – what owner can
    2 – what users in the file group(class) can
    3 – what users not in the file group(class) can"

    Chmod permissions

    File system permissions

    Chmod 755

    Thanks again!

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