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Re: sendmail issues (was: Re: cron has gone to UTC time?)

Richard Braakman wrote:
> Not necessarily.  The timespan can be reduced to zero.  dpkg can
> create the new file under a different name, set its permissions
> correctly, and then replace the old file in an atomic operation.
> I think this is how it operates right now.
> We'd only have to invent a way for the system administrator to
> override the permissions on specific files.  This could easily be much
> more powerful than the suidregister hooks we now have in specific
> packages.  We could have a tool like dpkg-setperms that overrides the
> mode and ownership of any file.

Yes, but now we're back to the problem of modifying dpkg. I'd love to see
this thing written though.

see shy jo

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