source: BOOK/chroot/common/changingowner.xml @ fa6e750

Last change on this file since fa6e750 was fa6e750, checked in by Jim Gifford <clfs@…>, 17 years ago

r1034@server (orig r1032): chris | 2006-01-09 22:37:46 -0800
Changed the 'changing ownership' pages for boot and chroot because the each need different instructions

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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
2<!DOCTYPE sect1 PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.4//EN"
3  "" [
4  <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../../general.ent">
5  %general-entities;
8<sect1 id="ch-chroot-changingowner">
9  <?dbhtml filename="changingowner.html"?>
11  <title>Changing Ownership</title>
13    <para>Currently, the <filename class="directory">/tools</filename>
14    and <filename class="directory">/cross-tools</filename> directories
15    are owned by the user <emphasis>lfs</emphasis>, a user that
16    exists only on the host system. Although the <filename
17    class="directory">/tools</filename> and <filename
18    class="directory">/cross-tools</filename> directories can be deleted
19    once the LFS system has been finished, they can be retained to build
20    additional LFS systems. If the <filename class="directory">/tools</filename>
21    and <filename class="directory">/cross-tools</filename> directories are
22    kept as is, the files are owned by a user ID without a corresponding
23    account. This is dangerous because a user account created later could
24    get this same user ID and would own the <filename
25    lass="directory">/tools</filename> directory and all the files therein,
26    thus exposing these files to possible malicious manipulation.</para>
28    <xi:include xmlns:xi=""
29    href="../../boot/common/changingowner.xml"
30    xpointer="xpointer(//*[@os='d'])"/>
32    <screen><userinput>chown -R 0:0 /tools
33    chown -R 0:0 /cross-tools</userinput></screen>
35    <para>The commands use <parameter>0:0</parameter> instead of
36    <parameter>root:root</parameter>, because <command>chown</command>
37    is unable to resolve the name <quote>root</quote> until the password
38    file has been created. This book assumes you ran these
39    <command>chown</command> commands.</para>
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