Subject: Should usr appear in tarballs
To: None <>
From: Andrew Cagney <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/29/1994 13:26:49

At present the bin tar-balls for sub directories of `/usr' do not
contain the directory `/usr' its self.  This means that when the usr
directory is created it gets its protection and ownership from the
process running tar and *not* from the tar archive.

Should, `/usr' instead be explictly included in the bin tar-balls?


	( echo usr ; find usr/bin -print ) | tar cfT - - | gzip . . . 



PS: If root's umask is 0, root having the above is a real woopsie :-)