pkg_info +COMMENTS problem
m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Sat Oct 4 07:36:52 PDT 2003
On Sat, Oct 04, 2003 at 09:00:55AM -0400, srenna at vdbmusic.com wrote:
> I'm having a problem. Whenever I run pkg_info with
> whatever switches, I receive this at the top of the read
> out, any ideas?
> pkg_info: show_file: can't open '+COMMENT' for reading
Somewhere under /var/db/pkg you have a +COMMENT file which isn't
readable by your UID. That's not correct -- all of the files under
/var/db/pkg should be readable by all. That is mode 644 for general
files or mode 755 for directories and executables. All should be
owned by root:wheel as well. Except for +MTREE_DIRS files which seem
to be mode 444 for some odd reason.
Try this (as root):
# cd /var/db/pkg
# chown -R root:wheel .
# chmod -R a+rX,go-w .
# chmod 444 */+MTREE_DIRS
Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks
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Tel: +44 1628 476614 Bucks., SL7 1TH UK
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