'can't remove' errors

Russ Allbery rra at stanford.edu
Wed Jul 3 15:57:07 UTC 2002


Bill Tangren <bjt at aa.usno.navy.mil> writes:

> Permissions on /var/spool/news/incoming:

> drwxr-xr-x    3 news     news         4096 Jul  1 16:54 incoming

At a guess, rnews is installed setuid uucp and group news.

If you're not running a UUCP feed, rnews doesn't need to be setuid.  Doing
a chown news:news and a chmod 550 of rnews would probably fix this
problem.

Alternately, chmod 775 of /var/spool/news/incoming will also fix it.

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