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Bug#238228: FTBFS: setgid DEBIAN directory

On Mon, Apr 05, 2004 at 04:17:09PM -0700, Matt Kraai wrote:
>On Sat, Apr 03, 2004 at 06:13:58PM +0100, Steve McIntyre wrote:
>> On Sat, Apr 03, 2004 at 05:42:22PM +0100, Steve McIntyre wrote:
>> >
>> >Matt,
>> >
>> >I can't find anything wrong with this package - it builds just fine
>> >and the debian/ dir is not setgid in the .tar.gz. Can you check this
>> >again?
>> Gah, f*cked up looking at the package - it _does_ have the setgid dirs
>> that you listed. But nonetheless running dpkg-buildpackage and
>> pdebuild here don't show any problems actually building the
>> package. Am I missing something here?
>I use sudo to obtain root.  The problem won't show up if you use
>fakeroot.  Do you?

That would explain it, yes I do. In that case, the patch to fix this
bug (and a few other similar ones I spotted) should be really simple -
just lose the setgid bits on the directories. I'll start filing
patches to help.

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
You raise the blade, you make the change... You re-arrange me 'til I'm sane...

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