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Re: chown: Function not implemented



On 13 Dec 1998, Stephen Zander wrote:

> >>>>> "Jason" == Jason Gunthorpe <jgg@ualberta.ca> writes:

>     Jason> Yes this has to do with tmp being +t. Ownership also
>     Jason> controls who can change the mtime of a file.
> 
> However, link mtimes are only meaningful if you're using lstat.
> stat/open et al ignore the link's attributes completely.

Personally, if it's a big issue dpkg should probably just treat a failed
lchown as a warning  and leave it as root.root.

Jason


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