[Test-Announce] Important note regarding /root permissions for those who installed Fedora 20 pre-releases

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Fri Dec 13 21:23:05 UTC 2013

Hi, folks. I wanted to draw the attention of anyone who used Fedora 20
pre-release (Alpha, Beta, or TC/RC for Alpha, Beta or Final) to this


Briefly, if you did use F20 pre-release - this includes yum or otherwise
upgrading to F20 at any time the older 'rootfiles' package was in the
F20 repos, that is any time prior to about 12-05 (testing) /12-11
(stable) - permissions on the /root directory are likely to be 0755,
which is probably not what most sysadmins would expect. You may wish to
change them to 0550 or something similarly locked-down.
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
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