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Re: critical problems in 2.3.5 prevent release

On Fri, Jun 08, 2001 at 08:21:21AM -0600, Matt Kraai wrote:
> 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.

no that makes sense, the bug report didn't.  but then i read it very
late and was not much awake anymore.  

so basically someone patched busybox tar to ignore archive permissions
and force 0777?  why??  (umask is 022 so even if it were simply
ignoring saved permissions you should never end up with 777).  

Ethan Benson

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