unbecome_user bug reproduced in Beta-5

Dejan Ilic svedja at lysator.liu.se
Sat Jan 9 23:34:00 GMT 1999

On 9 Jan 1999 thwartedefforts at wonky.org wrote:

> > Notice that the daemon complains that it can't chdir TO THE SOURCE
> > directory. I have reported this earlier and tonight I succeded in
> > reproducing it.
> This could be related to starting up samba while in the source directory.  After installation, change to / or /tmp, and start it from there.

hmm. But why is it triggered after a while and not directly ?
And why not do a chroot if you need to have / as root directory ? 

Not everybody will know this trick.

It is possible that I started samba from that dir, not thinking about
it as I restart with a init.d script.

Dejan Ilic, Tech Univ. of Linkoping, Sweden    Phone:+46-13-473 01 06
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