Subject: Re: install(1) vs. chown change
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Jaromir Dolecek <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/07/1998 11:08:18
Giles Lean wrote:
> On Fri, 6 Mar 1998 12:02:41 -0500 (EST)  Todd Vierling wrote:
> > I reread PR #3563 today relating to some annoyances in building a couple
> > packages, and I have thought about how to allow a very slim set of
> > circumstances through install(1) to allow -o/-g (set owner and group) to
> > fail silently when the user is not root.  I have the following
> > diff. 
> I understand the desire to build packages without root privileges, but
> consider an install that ignored fchown() failure silently to be
> broken.

Maybe special flag or environment variable should be added to use
this behaviour if it's needed (i.e. in packages).

Jaromir Dolecek <>
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