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:

> Hi,
> 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. - -- Wesley J. Landaker - ICQ# 17241646 PGP DSS/DH Key: 0x0F338E07 PGPKey FP: 3AAA 424B B488 198E B68B C0E5 390A BACA 0F33 8E07 -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.4 (GNU/Linux) Comment: See or to obtain PGP software iEYEARECAAYFAjpwV1cACgkQOQq6yg8zjgf6ngCglRkWbwvbY+Nn213f+KyDXbuV gBQAnRRuTqMSqOTVP7fHSuYsHkHsOLd5 =eRr1 -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----