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Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#12144 closed enhancement (fixed)

TracInstall fails restrictive umask

Reported by: Robert.C.Jacobson@… Owned by: Ryan J Ollos
Priority: normal Milestone: 1.0.9
Component: wiki system Version: 1.0.8
Severity: normal Keywords:
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Release Notes:

Added suggested umask to TracInstall documentation.

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Part of the federal security baseline is to set umask 0077 system-wide. Unfortunately, that means when you follow the TracInstall wiki, all of the python eggs are setup with permissions that are too restrictive for Trac to function with Apache; e.g. Trac*.egg has permissions 600 and it needs to be 644.

TracInstall wiki page needs a section regarding restrictive umasks; the easiest solution is to suggest setting your umask to 0002 at the start of the install process.

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comment:1 by Ryan J Ollos, 6 years ago

We could add a brief statement at TracInstall#InstallingTrac, also mentioning that it is assumed the administrator has elevated permissions, typically running the installation steps as root.

comment:2 by Ryan J Ollos, 6 years ago

Owner: set to Ryan J Ollos
Release Notes: modified (diff)
Status: newassigned

Documented in TracInstall@420 and merged in 1.1/TracInstall@43.

comment:3 by Ryan J Ollos, 6 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

comment:4 by robert.c.jacobson@…, 6 years ago

I just realized I made a typo in the suggested umask — it should be 0022, not 0002. I updated the TracInstall page to use umask 0022

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