Saturday 24 November 2012

chown root:root boinc *

Spot the deliberate mistake!
  • cd /usr/bin
  • sudo chown root:root boinc *
Probably not a good idea to try updating boinc on your Linux Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server when you can't sleep but are so very tired. Good one to know that chown also removes all setuid and setgid bits. :(

I booted a Live CD, and from what I can see, these are the default permissions and owners in /usr/bin:

Please let me know if anything is wrong.

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