Configure Failed need red hat install help
Wesley J Landaker
Thu Jan 25 17:40:06 2001
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On Thursday 25 January 2001 8:25am, Matthias Urlichs wrote:
> Cindy Walsh:
> > > > crw-r--r-- 1 root root 1, 3 May 5 1998
> > > > /dev/null
> > >
> > > You have to ask your system administrator to make /dev/null
> > > world-writable. Otherwise, many programs simply won't work.
> > They have denied the request. Since I have several hosts placed
> > with that company, moving them now is not an option.
> Are they totally insane?
> Sorry, but that's terminally stupid.
I suppose they don't want to fill up their null device. Or perhaps they
don't want arbitrary users (or worse, a hacker!) to be able to
penetrate and corrupt their nullness. ;-)
Seriously, though--it sounds like whoever denied the request has NO
idea what /dev/null is. Maybe you should talk to someone else at the
company. Without the null device availble, lots of programs won't work.
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