Subject: Re: PLIST content
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List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/02/2006 22:54:00
On Sun, Jul 02, 2006 at 10:48:38PM +0200, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> On Sun, 2 Jul 2006 wrote:
> >The full list is stored in a binary package or the pkgdb, but it is not
> >part of this proposal how. In fact, depending on the "format" the
> >encoding can be different, since e.g. a tarball can store them
> >implicitly.
> I think you should look into how NetBSD's set lists are created in an 
> unprivileted situation - installation happens as non-root there, and the 
> final tar files do have proper owners, permissions etc. - creating a 
> binary package doesn't seem that different from a set.

Yes, that is exactly what we discussed in Paris :-) Actually we often
have the problem that packages do not use appropiate permissions. E.g.
read-only shared libraries, group-writeable directories and so on.
That's were the idea to normalise permissions comes from.