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flash updated (11.2 r202) yesterday, strange permissions stuff, no youtube
- Subject: flash updated (11.2 r202) yesterday, strange permissions stuff, no youtube
- From: Joel Rees <joel.rees@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2012 14:03:01 +0900
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Per the subject, updated the local copies of flash yesterday (Friday the thirteenth here). No time to check the results yesterday, and today, when my daughter tried to listen to youtube, no joy.
So, i checked my shell history yesterday, and I'm pretty sure I skipped the chown step.
Checking the permissions/owner flags, however, reveals something very odd.
Group was set according to the user. Owner was set to a numerical value 5000+owner.
Putting real numbers on this, given the user user519, numerical userid:groupid 519:519,
the owner:group for /home/user519/.mozilla/plugin/libflashplayer.so was 5519:519 when I checked this morning.
Now, I did not erase the previous version of libflashplayer, so the usual rules for cp without -p or a similar option (as I recall, and I don't see the specifics in the man entry right now) would be to leave the existing owner:group when overwriting. So I should not be surprised had the owner:group been 519:519 in the example above. Needless to say, I don't know of anything but a bug that would give me owner+5000.
(Unless I dozed off while my fingers were still typing, as I sometimes do these days. Hate it when I do that. Gotta get more sleep. But I still can't imagine what I might have done, sleep-typing, to end up with that, and I don't see any record of such a thing in my .history file.)
And, having chown-ed to (per the example above) user519, flash still refuses to run youtube for us.
Anyone else having issues with this version of flash? -- Shockwave Flash 11.2 r202.
And anyone have an idea why the owner of a file would end up 5000+userid?
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