Re: user private groups and a src group
Wayne Schlitt <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> What happens when some user that doesn't know better chowns /sbin
Sorry, I had meant to say a file in /sbin root.root with the same
permissions as /sbin. Some people are that clueless. My minor point
centers on the principle of least surprise -- BSD semantics could
clean that up, I suppose.
> Well, then whenever root creates a file in /sbin, the file will be
> in group root. I don't see any problem with that.
I really do think there must be a better (read: low level) way to go
about this than storing every user in /etc/group. I mean I like the
idea and if Debian implemented it as Ian Jackson describes, I would be
happy. However, we are talking about a change away from the Linux
norm that is *also* an ugly kludge -- even if it is a good thing, I
worry about scaring people away from Debian.
Daniel Quinlan <email@example.com>