Serious Bug in rdiff-backup

Robert.Weber@Colorado.EDU Robert.Weber@Colorado.EDU
Fri, 09 Aug 2002 13:20:43 -0600

Rdiffbackup, when the --change-source-perms breaks high mode permissions.
(sticky, suid, sgid) bits.  The problem is bad on suns where

> ls -l /usr/lib/pt_chmod 
---s--x--x    1 root     bin          4104 Jan  5  2000 /usr/lib/pt_chmod*

after a backup

> ls -l /usr/lib/pt_chmod 
---x--x--x    1 root     bin          4104 Jan  5  2000 /usr/lib/pt_chmod*

this prevents anyone from logging into the console.  :(  I am unfamiliar
with this part of the code, if anyone out there knows how to get this fixed
cleanly, go for it, if not I'll try to get the patch myself.

						Robert Weber
						University of Colorado