Cannot change permission of /var/empty

Andrey Repin
Wed Feb 25 01:49:00 GMT 2015

Greetings, Mirko Vukovic!

> (Cygwin64, Windows 7, cygcheck attached - with some site details omitted)

> I updated cygwin64 yesterday, and sshd stopped working.  I reinstalled
> cygwin64, configured sshd, but it is still failing.

> The message in /var/log/sshd.log is:

> /var/empty must be owned by root and not group or world-writable.

> I tried fixing the permissions (started shell as administrator) but I
> cannot change the group permission via chmod g-w.  I don't get any
> error messages.  Here are the permissions for /var/empty (some details
> elided):

>>ls -ld /var/empty
> drwxr-xr--+ 1 MACHINE+cyg_server Administrators 0 Feb 24 16:12 /var/empty/

> I am member of the administrators group on my machine.  The cyg_server
> and sshd users look ok.

> Any thoughts on why I cannot change the permission?

setfacl -b
Or just remove it altogether.

Andrey Repin ( 25.02.2015, <03:37>

Sorry for my terrible english...

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