[Mageia-discuss] Need help recovering execute permission on local files
laidlaws at hotkey.net.au
Mon Jun 11 13:28:09 CEST 2012
On Mon, 11 Jun 2012 11:33:46 +0100
Len Lawrence <tarazed25 at gmail.com> wrote:
> After a warm reboot this morning I found that I no longer had the
> ability to run my own commands even though the permissions are correct
> and ownership is lcl (uid=500). User system commands are OK so
> running a script via ruby for instance works but trying to execute the
> script by itself fails even though it is fully executable. This
> applies to all my local bin commands. Command aliases however do work
> as long as they do not involve running any of my bin files.
> Even root cannot execute these bin commands; same message "Permission
> In addition the system has switched me to autologin. Trying to run
> mcc I was told it cannot be run in console mode (??). If I login as
> su mcc comes up in console mode, which I am not inclined to use.
> The hostname on this machine is belexeuli; this does not appear in
> the command prompt: [lcl at localhost ~]$
> After su: [root at belexeuli lcl]#
> This may all have something to do with my adding groups and changing
> group ids yesterday in my attempts to implement a viable sudoers
> command. It worked and I could log out and in again without any
> problems. I even managed a reboot without trouble but today is
> another story.
> I suspect that solving these multiple problems is beyond my technical
> skill even with help so a full reinstall is probably the best bet.
> However I will await any comments.
You say that the permissions are correct, but do they include execute
permissions? The prompt difference may be simply that root's prompt is
no longer the same as a user's prompt. It is set by a config file for
each user. You can see the code for it by typing "echo $PS1" In my
case, that gives "[\u@\h \W]\$" The \h puts in the hostname. You can
change it for the current session by typing at the user prompt:
You can make that permanent by putting it in your .bash_profile, where
it should override the other at your next login, but really, it is only
With so many issues, I would do a full reinstall, but more knowledgeable
people tell me it is the easy way out.
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