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configure script changes /dev/null permissions


From: Hans Halvorson
Subject: configure script changes /dev/null permissions
Date: Mon, 08 Jan 2007 05:33:08 -0500
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The configuration script from tramp-cvs changes the permissions on
/dev/null to read-only for non-root users.  (Of course, this makes it
impossible for the non-root users to do many things.)

Following the instructions in the user manual, I did:

# autoconf
# ./configure --with-contrib

and thereafter the permissions on /dev/null were changed.  I am
running autoconf version 2.61.

-Hans




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