Re: critical problems in 2.3.5 prevent release
On Fri, Jun 08, 2001 at 06:01:00AM -0800, Ethan Benson wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 08, 2001 at 07:51:46AM -0600, Matt Kraai wrote:
> > I tested the i386 images the other day and again last night to
> > make sure I wasn't halucinating. The BusyBox tar issue (bug
> > #99627) is present on these floppies and prevents the installed
> > system from being usable.
> ah ok so thats why this happens..
> but based on the reading of this bug report does not the bug lie in
> the fact that tar archives have mode 777 permissions saved in the
> first place? or am i misunderstanding the bug report.
I don't understand your question. The base-files package contains
most of the system directories, and the permissions are set
correctly therein. When BusyBox tar is used by debootstrap to
extract this package, it doesn't reset the permissions on the
extant /lib, /tmp, etc. directories, leading to problems.
If this doesn't answer your question, please rephrase it and I'll
give it another go.