Remove noexec,nosuid from /tmp partition

MarkPW

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I run CentOS 4.4 on my dedicated server and I'm trying to remove "noexec,nosuid" from my /tmp parition temporarily so I can install FFMPEG.

I've ran "chmod 1777 /tmp" and removed these flags from my /etc/fstab file, but it doesn't work.

When running "mount", it returns (I've left out all that's not related to tmp):

Code:
/dev/hda7 on /tmp type ext3 (rw,noexec,nosuid)

/tmp on /var/tmp type none (rw,noexec,nosuid,bind)
My provider assumes it's cPanel that is blocking the process of changing the permissions, so I wonder if anybody knows is this is true and how I'm supposed to get around it?

Any help would be extremely appreciated.
 

designeru

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Hint!

... or even better, try:

# mount /tmp -o remount,rw
 

MarkPW

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@jester - I did reboot, and although fstab shows none of those permissions on, mount shows that they remain.

Now you guys have given me two options for remounting, which one should I use? :confused:

And will it be necessary to copy the files/directories and move them back into /tmp once remount has complete?

Thanks for your help, it's truly appreciated. :cool:
 

jester.ro

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write "mount" in a ssh conole, and give us the output.

i think you're using the /scripts/securetmp to create/secure the tmp partition.

try designeru's command.(no, you don't need to copy any files)
 

MarkPW

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# mount
/dev/hda2 on / type ext3 (rw,usrquota)
none on /proc type proc (rw)
none on /sys type sysfs (rw)
none on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
usbfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbfs (rw)
/dev/hda1 on /boot type ext3 (rw)
none on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
/dev/hda8 on /home type ext3 (rw,usrquota)
/dev/hda7 on /tmp type ext3 (rw,noexec,nosuid)
/dev/hda6 on /usr type ext3 (rw,usrquota)
/dev/hda5 on /var type ext3 (rw,usrquota)
none on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw)
sunrpc on /var/lib/nfs/rpc_pipefs type rpc_pipefs (rw)
/tmp on /var/tmp type none (rw,noexec,nosuid,bind)

/etc/fstab
Code:
/dev/hda2                 /                       ext3    defaults,usrquota        1 1
/dev/hda1                 /boot                   ext3    defaults        1 2
none                      /dev/pts                devpts  gid=5,mode=620  0 0
none                      /dev/shm                tmpfs   defaults        0 0
/dev/hda8                 /home                   ext3    defaults,usrquota        1 2
none                      /proc                   proc    defaults        0 0
none                      /sys                    sysfs   defaults        0 0
/dev/hda7                 /tmp                    ext3    defaults        1 2
/dev/hda6                 /usr                    ext3    defaults,usrquota        1 2
/dev/hda5                 /var                    ext3    defaults,usrquota        1 2
/dev/hda3                 swap                    swap    defaults        0 0
So should I be ok to go ahead with designeru's command?

Thanks again :)
 

designeru

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a little trust...

you don't trust me? Actually, i won't trust me either... i don't know me.

P.S. The worse that could happen can be resolved with a reboot...
 

MarkPW

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I didn't mean to offend you designeru ;) I trust you, but I want to make sure you have all the info just incase I need to do something differently.

EDIT: You were correct designeru... thank you so much! :D

EDIT 2: For some reason, when I reboot, I can't write anything to /tmp, yet permissions noexec,nosuid do not re-appear on mount or fstab. So I have to run the command above everytime I need write access to /tmp. Is that normal?
 
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wookiee

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As the original poster wrote, I, too, am trying to install ffmpeg.
I tried all the above steps but still get an error

fstab line is...

/dev/hda7 /tmp ext3 defaults 1 2

mount /tmp -o remount,rw

mount shows /tmp on /var/tmp type none (rw,noexec,nosuid,bind)

tried ./configure --enable-shared

Unable to create and execute files in /tmp. Set the TMPDIR environment
variable to another directory and make sure that /tmp is not mounted
noexec.
Sanity test failed.
 

ramprage

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If you used the securetmp script you need to remove it from boot up:

Check these files for securetmp

/etc/rc.d/rc.local
/etc/rc.local

Remove if it you see it. This runs the /scripts/securetmp upon booting.
 

psychodreams

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Hmm

Im having the same issue. I have commented out secruetemp out of both those files and changed the fstab and something on bootup still keeps securing the tmp drive any suggestions on any other files that might force securetemp on bootup
 

psychodreams

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:)

FFMPEG will not allow you to install without doing it
Unable to create and execute files in /tmp. Set the TMPDIR environment
variable to another directory and make sure that /tmp is not mounted
noexec.
Sanity test failed.

I was going to renable immediatly after installation
 

psychodreams

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lol

Could you be a little more desriptive when it comes to cpanel Im very familiar about what configurations to do but Ive never got the fstab and mount down correctly
what exactly will this do, as i said i just need to allow it fro the install then switch back to defaults
 

psychodreams

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:)

was able to relcove by
commaneting out thses lines in the configure file

# set temporary file name
#if test ! -z "$TMPDIR" ; then
# TMPDIR1="${TMPDIR}"
#elif test ! -z "$TEMPDIR" ; then
# TMPDIR1="${TEMPDIR}"
#else
#TMPDIR1="/home/username/tmp"
#fi