Subject: Re: SPECIAL_PERMS on files?
To: Johnny Lam <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Hubert Feyrer <email@example.com>
Date: 07/03/2003 09:52:42
On Wed, 2 Jul 2003, Johnny Lam 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
> of documentation.
Um, so it's mostly duplicate work from what a "make install" does, no real
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