Subject: Re: while we're looking at old bugs
To: Michael C. Richardson <email@example.com>
From: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/07/1997 07:28:30
On Mon, 6 Oct 1997, Michael C. Richardson wrote:
: John> tar(1) does (and specifically tests for running as root
: John> before trying).
: This is one reason I prefer pax to tar/cpio.
: If I want to untar something as root, and keep it as a root, then
: I can't do it. I didn't tar it up as root, because I didn't want to
: give root to my build process, but the resulting files should be root.
Why does our tar imply '-p' on uid/gid as root? Shouldn't I be required to
ask for -p as necessary? (Seems that would solve your problem twofold.)
But as to the original thread, kill the message in mv. in an '#if
_POSIX_RESTRICTED_CHOWN' block so we don't have to see it as non-root. I've
had quite a few people already complain, confused as to what the message
means. It's doing no use to us since non-root users can't chown....
== Todd Vierling (Personal email@example.com; Business firstname.lastname@example.org)
== I know you like the Internet, Bobby. Now go eat your Frosted Flakes.