Subject: Re: SPECIAL_PERMS on files?
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Julio Merino <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/03/2003 11:26:08
On Thu, 3 Jul 2003 11:12:05 +0200 (MEST)
Hubert Feyrer <> wrote:

> On Thu, 3 Jul 2003, Julio Merino wrote:
> > If you use SPECIAL_PERMS then you shouldn't need to set them in the install
> > stage, as I understand it.  Also, it is useful to set permissions of files
> > that are copied outside LOCALBASE (i.e., in sysconfdir or in /var), isn't it?
> I'd expect all this to happen from the Makefile that comes with the
> package, which is why I was (and still am, actually) wondering why we need
> this at all.

Because for binary packages, files that are not placed under PREFIX are not
registered in the tarball (all those which need to be handled by  (I may be wrong...)

Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
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