Bug #2532

games/hack: permissions

Added by t_dfbsd over 3 years ago. Updated over 1 year ago.

Status:In ProgressStart date:03/24/2013
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:robgar% Done:


Target version:-


I get this when I try to run hack as non-root:

perm: Permission denied
Cannot link safelock to perm
It seems you don't have write permission here.


#1 Updated by jerome over 3 years ago

It's because the permissions on the hack directory (/var/games/hackdir, owned by root) are 770, which is a problem as it contains different files that the game will want to access (then impossible for non-root). But for two other games of /var/games, larn and phantasia, permissions are 775 ; I suppose it should have been the same for hack (but I can't find where hack is given its permissions).

#2 Updated by robgar over 3 years ago

  • Status changed from New to In Progress
  • Assignee set to robgar

I'll take a look at this

#3 Updated by lamaddox over 1 year ago

  • Description updated (diff)

Three work-arounds which should work:
1) make hack setuid
2) add your user to the same group as hack.
3) make hack playground world-writeable

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