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rgarciasuarez at mandrakesoft

Dec 23, 2004, 9:53 AM


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Re: [perl #33159] Setuid script not plain file -error message [In reply to]

erik [at] vontaene (via RT) wrote:
> I recently had the problem of having the error message
> "Setuid script not plain file"
> with every perl script I used.
> However after a _really_ long time I found out what the problem was:
> For some reason - no I don't know - /dev/null what set suid.

The fact that perl stats /dev/null sounds like a bug to me.
Not sure why it happens. Needs investigation.

> I don't want to write a long story here so just this:
> can you please more verbose output to your error messages?
> Just like - in this case _which_ file is set suid.
> Would be really nice.

Before we figure out what happens, I at least documented the error:

Change 23672 by rgs [at] gruber on 2004/12/23 17:21:37

The "Setuid script not plain file" error wasn't documented.

Affected files ...

... //depot/perl/pod/perldiag.pod#393 edit

Differences ...

==== //depot/perl/pod/perldiag.pod#393 (text) ====

@@ -3500,6 +3500,11 @@
(F) The setuid emulator won't run a script that is writable by the
world, because the world might have written on it already.

+=item Setuid script not plain file
+
+(F) The setuid emulator won't run a script that isn't read from a file,
+but from a socket, a pipe or another device.
+
=item shm%s not implemented

(F) You don't have System V shared memory IPC on your system.

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A seventh gravedigger came beside Mr Bloom to take up an idle spade.
-- Ulysses

Subject User Time
[perl #33159] Setuid script not plain file -error message perlbug-followup at perl Dec 22, 2004, 1:43 PM
    Re: [perl #33159] Setuid script not plain file -error message rgarciasuarez at mandrakesoft Dec 23, 2004, 9:53 AM
    Re: [perl #33159] Setuid script not plain file -error message nick at ccl4 Apr 30, 2012, 8:38 AM
        Re: [perl #33159] Setuid script not plain file -error message nick at ccl4 Apr 30, 2012, 8:43 AM

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