Subject: Re: Unpriviledged installs (was Re: CVS commit: sharesrc)
To: Simon Burge <>
From: Michael Richardson <>
List: tech-install
Date: 08/14/1999 14:23:22
>>>>> "Simon" == Simon Burge <> writes:
    Simon> In and "${INSTALL} ${RENAME} ${PRESERVE}" has
    Simon> changed to "${INSTALL} ${PRESERVE}".  Is there a reason for this?  The
    Simon> other files seem ok.

  This is a mistake. What is the intended purpose of ${RENAME}, btw.

    Simon> That said, wouldn't it be easier to use the -U option of install?  I'm
    Simon> pretty sure that -U came well after PR #3563.  From the install(1)
    Simon> manpage:

  This is new. Yes, it would be better. As such, I withdraw my patches.

    Simon>      -U      Indicate that install is running unpriviledged, and that it
    Simon>              should not try to change the owner or the group of the destina-
    Simon>              tion.  A future version of this file may log the owner/group in-
    Simon>              formation elsewhere; currently, it's just discarded.

    Simon> Then we could just stick


    Simon> in and use that on all the install commands...

  Yes, please!
  Do you want me to do these patches?

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