Re: wic create - bad ownership of directories inside image

Randy MacLeod

On 8/12/19 5:11 AM, Behnke, Jochen wrote:
I am using poky 2.6.1 (thud) and create images using the wic utility.
Recently I noticed that all directories contained in the created image are owned by UID 1000 and not by root. The files inside the image however are owned by root.
The UID 1000 refers to my unprivileged user on the host system.
Here is the command I use to create the image
“wic create mkefidisk –e core-image-minimal”
The images created by bitbake directly (.tar.bz2, .hddimg) are correct so this seems to be a wic related problem.
Does anybody have a solution for this?
Hi Jochen,

No and I've never seen this particular extreme symptom.

There is a known, generally rare bug:
Bug 12434 - pseudo: Incorrect UID/GID in packaged files
but that usually shows up when building.

You could check you build logs for the generic stings from:

glibc-locale-2.26: glibc-locale:
is owned by uid 3004, which is the same as the user running bitbake.
This may be due to host contamination [host-user-contaminated]

Is your issue 100% reproducible?


Many thanks in advance, any hint is appreciated.
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