Subject: Re: SPECIAL_PERMS on files?
To: Hubert Feyrer <email@example.com>
From: Johnny Lam <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/02/2003 20:16:39
On Thu, Jul 03, 2003 at 02:15:48AM +0200, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> I understand that tar/pax cannot be trusted to preserve permissions of
> directories, but why is SPECIAL_PERMS used for files? As far as I
> understand, tar/pax handles them fine. What's the idea here?
It's primarily for when the file needs to be set to a certain user or
group that may be created by the package. I'd gotten into the habit of
also noting setuid programs installed by the package just for the sake
-- Johnny Lam <email@example.com>