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Re: Problem with lprng turned out to be problem with dpkg?

On 10 Apr 1997 23:37:34 CDT Rob Browning (osiris@cs.utexas.edu) wrote:

> OK, new proposal.  Packages stay the same as they are now except that
> dpkg *enforces* the default permissions for things like /usr/bin
> /usr/man, etc by default.  Each package can then contain a list of
> exceptions (debian.permexcepts or whatever) which are processed just
> after the archive is unpacked.  Bad idea?

Definitively ! :-)
What if *I* want *my* /usr to be UID root, GID bin, sgid ?
No, dpkg shouldn't enforce permissions and ownerships on existing directories.


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