What does one do when updating and we see these changes in permissions? This is one thing on linux i have never done much with. I’m not in the habit of changing permissions and have only done it a few times. Don’t really understand what permissions they should or shouldn’t have. What changes them in the first place?
[2024-01-18T11:23:01-0500] [ALPM] warning: directory permissions differ on /usr/share/polkit-1/rules.d/
filesystem: 750 package: 755
[2024-01-18T21:49:17-0500] [ALPM] warning: directory permissions differ on /var/log/audit/
filesystem: 700 package: 755
You either change them to match or ignore the warning.
They change because the packager has changed them.
This describes the reason for the /var/log/audit change:
Usually i ignore them but i wondered if i should be? Would the /var/log/audit be more significant? I read it but still don’t understand the consequences of changing or not changing it.
Your current permissions are more restrictive so there is no urgency to change it.
Yes i understand that 700 vs 755 will have groups and all users no permission to read and execute correct?
Yes, although execute permissions on a directory are also what allows you to
cd into it.
Okay…didn’t realize that.
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