GNU bug report logs - #25159
chown bug ? or sys glitch ?

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Package: coreutils; Reported by: ahfc <ahfc@HIDDEN>; Keywords: moreinfo; dated Sat, 10 Dec 2016 17:34:02 UTC; Maintainer for coreutils is bug-coreutils@HIDDEN.
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Subject: Re: bug#25159: chown bug ? or sys glitch ?
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tags 25159 moreinfo
stop

(triaging old bugs)

On 2016-12-10 6:51 a.m., ahfc wrote:
> Maybe a system glitch or a chown bug so just fyi.
> 
> Intention:  change  root:root  to  root:users   on dir struct
> command:  sudo chown -R root:users /run/media/user_name/long_disk_number/*
> 
> ( so mounted through /run/media     but an internal disk  i.e. no
> external usb, or such )
> 
> chown went happily on its way but with a message in between:
> 
> chown: changing ownership of ‘/run/media/rest_/of_/path_/filename ':
> Operation not permitted
> 
> Puzzling, but no time to look into it immediately.
> After sys power off ( and later on again ) I did an
> 
> "ls -hal"  on that specific file: it had become root:users   after all;
> surprisingly !

It seems your message was lost and not replied to in 2 years.
Sorry about that.

If this is still an issue for you, can you provide more details,
in particular what is the file system on /run/media ?

regards,
  - assaf





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Subject: chown bug ? or sys glitch ?
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Dear bug-hunters,

This message maybe totally useless but maybe a confirmation if similar
received.


Chown gave an "Operation not permitted"  "error"  but seems to have
worked as expected anyway.


Maybe a system glitch or a chown bug so just fyi.

Intention:  change  root:root  to  root:users   on dir struct
command:  sudo chown -R root:users /run/media/user_name/long_disk_number/=
*

( so mounted through /run/media     but an internal disk  i.e. no
external usb, or such )

chown went happily on its way but with a message in between:

chown: changing ownership of =E2=80=98/run/media/rest_/of_/path_/filename=
 ':
Operation not permitted

Puzzling, but no time to look into it immediately.
After sys power off ( and later on again ) I did an

"ls -hal"  on that specific file: it had become root:users   after all;
surprisingly !

To check if I had not checked a wrong (rightly changed) filename I did a
"find -not -group users"   on the dir struct
which did not come up with any ( by chown ) missed file, so all seems
well after all.


Also a replay of the command for that (already changed to root:users
file) worked without no problem.
Also2 changing that file to root:dialout   and back again to root:users=20
showed no problem.

in conclusion: ???

background info:
chown (GNU coreutils) 8.22


Best regards,
A. Colijn








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