[Bug 37863] Incorrect test in 02_pmount_crypt.patch

Miguel miguelrp at gmail.com
Mon Apr 3 13:40:33 UTC 2006

Public bug reported:

Affects: gnome-volume-manager (Ubuntu)
       Severity: Normal
       Priority: (none set)
         Status: Unconfirmed

The patch in 02_pmount_crypt.patch includes a test to test if /sbin/cryptsetup is executable.
It calls g_access with G_FILE_TEST_IS_EXECUTABLE as a parameter. This is wrong and yields an error in the final call to access, as g_access mandates that the mode parameter should be the same as the one used for the access call. In this case, X_OK --- defined to two --- whereas G_FILE_TEST_IS_EXECUTABLE is set to 8.

Doing an strace of gnome-volume-manager while attaching an encrypted usb volume shows:
access("/sbin/cryptsetup", 0x8 /* ?_OK */) = -1 EINVAL (Invalid argument)
And an erroe message about cryptsetup not being installed is shown to the user.

The test should be rewritten, either using X_OK as the mode parameter,
or using the function g_file_test that does accept
Incorrect test in 02_pmount_crypt.patch

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