Debian Bug report logs - #251863
/bin/login must be set-UID root

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Package: hurd; Maintainer for hurd is GNU Hurd Maintainers <>; Source for hurd is src:hurd.

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Date: Mon, 31 May 2004 12:33:01 UTC

Severity: important

Tags: sid

Found in version 20040508-1

Fixed in version hurd/20040508-3

Done: Michael Banck <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Subject: chown: /dev/console: Operation not permitted
Date: Mon, 31 May 2004 15:15:50 +0300 (E. Europe Daylight Time)
Package: hurd
Version: 20040508-1
Tags: sid

When "login" command logins to user, the following message is displayed:

login: chown: /dev/console: Operation not permitted

The happens even when root logins.

Unfortunate side-effect of this is that screen command gives the following
message and doesn't run (when you are not root):

Cannot open your terminal '/dev/console' - please check.

If I chown ogi /dev/console (as root), I (as ogi) can use screen.


Changed Bug title. Request was from Ognyan Kulev <> to Full text and rfc822 format available.

Severity set to `important'. Request was from Ognyan Kulev <> to Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #14 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Michael Banck <>
Subject: Bug#251863: fixed in hurd 20040508-3
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2004 20:02:09 -0400
Source: hurd
Source-Version: 20040508-3

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
hurd, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to pool/main/h/hurd/hurd-dev_20040508-3_hurd-i386.deb
  to pool/main/h/hurd/hurd_20040508-3.diff.gz
  to pool/main/h/hurd/hurd_20040508-3.dsc
  to pool/main/h/hurd/hurd_20040508-3_hurd-i386.deb

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Michael Banck <> (supplier of updated hurd package)

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Format: 1.7
Date: Thu,  9 Sep 2004 22:32:07 +0200
Source: hurd
Binary: hurd-dev hurd
Architecture: hurd-i386 source 
Version: 20040508-3
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: GNU Hurd Maintainers <>
Changed-By: Michael Banck <>
 hurd       - The GNU Hurd
 hurd-dev   - The GNU Hurd (development files)
Closes: 251863 254147 268347
 hurd (20040508-3) unstable; urgency=low
   * debian/local/rc: Removed.
   * debian/patches/rc.patch: New file. (Closes: #254147)
   * debian/hurd.install: Install tmp/libexec/rc.
   * debian/patches/console_switch3.patch: Removed.
   * debian/patches/console_repeater.patch: New patch by Marco Gerards.
   * debian/patches/libcons_repeater.patch: New patch by Marco Gerards.
   * debian/patches/netfs_io_select.patch: New patch by Marco Gerards.
   * debian/patches/netfs_nonblock.patch: New patch by Marco Gerards.
   * Rebuilt against glibc_2.3.2.ds1-16.
   * debian/hurd.postinst: Make sure /bin/login is suid. (Closes: #251863)
   * debian/control (Uploaders): Added myself.
   * debian/hurd.postinst: Only create the tty devices if they do not
     exist already. (Closes: #268347)
 d14247e396a7f51c1339e86cc6d86f60 785 base required hurd_20040508-3.dsc
 0accd0e4ce4d9870bfce627aa1e1ed97 950674 libdevel standard hurd-dev_20040508-3_hurd-i386.deb
 117f58b35ecfd6b0e848331a25cc9077 2135768 base required hurd_20040508-3_hurd-i386.deb
 9d14b64367c3df8f543adb1fb706d3be 36994 base required hurd_20040508-3.diff.gz

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