/var/lock permissions and kermit?

/var/lock permissions and kermit?

Post by Craig Anders » Sat, 25 Nov 1995 04:00:00

I've just loaded the Caldera preview II with Red Had 2.0.
I then grabbed and built kermit.  When I first ran kermit it
was unable to scribble into /var/lock.  To fix this I set permissions on
var/lock to set group uucp.  Is this proper?



1. Kermit /var/lock permission

Linux from the Dec 1994 InfoMagic 4 CD-ROM set.  I've finally got my
modem working but I now get a permission error when I start kermit.  
Seyon doesn't complain at all.
   I'm sure it's a head slapper but I can't figure out what the heck is
going on.

Here is the grab from my xterm:

gryphon:~$ kermit
/var/lock: Permission denied
Sorry, access to lock denied: /dev/modem
?Sorry, you must SET LINE first
C-Kermit 5A(189), 30 June 93, POSIX
Type ? or HELP for help
Linux Kermit>

and here is the listing for kermit:

   -rwxr-xr-x   1 root     root       373764 Jul 21  1994 /usr/bin/kermit

and the /var/lock directory

   drwxr-xr-x   4 root     root         1024 Sep 10 19:43 lock

and subdir

   drwxrwxrwt   2 root     root         1024 Sep 11 12:20 emacs

Yeah I know I should get the latest version but I'd like to see this one
working first.

Thanks for any help,

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