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Re: critical problems in 2.3.5 prevent release

On Fri, Jun 08, 2001 at 02:35:56PM -0800, Ethan Benson wrote:
> 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.  

Well, I understood what I meant...  Oh well.

> 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).  

They changed it to ignore archive permissions, and leave the
existing permissions unchanged.  This sucks if, for instance, the
modules installation step sets /lib to be world writable.


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